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Virginia Marie Joseph

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JOSEPH, Virginia Marie "Ginny" Born April 18, 1938 and a life-long resident of Scituate, MA, died June 15th at home with family. Virginia was the daughter of the late Mae (Canty) Cusick and Henry Cusick, formerly of Scituate and Mashpee, MA. She is survived by her sister Paula Connolly of Westwood, MA, Barbara Bobek of Wauchula, FL, and Henry Cusick of Port Charlotte, FL. Virginia was the much loved wife of the late Arthur J. Joseph, Sr., and the adored mother of five sons: Arthur, Jr. and his wife Mary Lou Joseph of Norwell, MA, John and Suzanne Joseph of Hanover MA, Henry and Maria Liza Joseph of Abington MA, Herbert and Shawn Joseph of Marshfield, MA, and Edward and Maria Joseph of Rockland, MA. She was the cherished grandmother of Katie, Amy, Melissa, Ryan, Thomas John "T.J.," Austin, Nina, Spencer, Emily and Harrison Joseph. A graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Virginia worked as a bank teller at the National Shawmut Bank of Boston from 1955 to 1960, and the Rockland Trust Company in Scituate Harbor from 1979 to 2000. In addition to dedicating her life to her family and friends, Virginia frequently volunteered in her community. She taught CCD at St. Mary of the Nativity in Scituate for 9 years and was a board member of the Scituate Food Co-ops. Virginia was very active with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Den Mother for 5 years, a Training Roundtable Coordinator for 4 years, Quartermaster for the Retreat of the Old Colony Council, BSA, for 10 years, as well as being one of the first two female commissioners for said Council. Virginia was the recipient of many awards and honors, the highest being the Corrigan Medal, given by the Boy Scouts of American and Christian Youth Organization. As noted in one of the many cards and letters received during her illness, Ginny was a "sweet, unselfish, supportive, soft spoken, strong lady with a great sense of humor, deep faith, and abiding dignity." She will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate Harbor. Visiting hours 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday June 19 at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St., (off Rt. 123 near State Police Barracks), Norwell Center.In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia's memory may be made to the Norwell V.N.A. and Hospice, 120 Longwater Circle, Norwell, MA 02061. For an online guestbook, visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com. McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200

Published in The Boston Globe on June 17, 2011
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