Virginia Lee "Ginny" Herzog

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Virginia Lee "Ginny" Herzog was born July 26, 1924, and passed away on Dec. 1, 2012. She was the youngest of the eight children of John Rose and Grace (Powell) Rose and the last one surviving.

Born in Indiana, she moved to New York after marrying Robert "Bob" Herzog who was stationed at Indiana University during the war. Their son Phillip was born in 1945 and died in 1997. After Bob died in 1976, Ginny moved to Connecticut and initially lived with her daughter, Louise Leitao, and her husband, Ron. In addition to Louise and Ron, she leaves grandsons, Andy Leitao and Matt Leitao and his wife, Kelly; her beloved granddaughter, Lauren Herzog and her husband, Dr. Michael Ford of New York; her longtime and loving companion, Bernard Boland and his family; and many nieces and nephews in Indiana. Many gave Ginny love and care that made her last years of life meaningful.

Special thanks to Diane, Lisa and her family, Tom, Doris and her beloved dog, Shadow.

In lieu of flowers, please support three organizations that helped Ginny: Connecticut Community Care, 41 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010; Masonicare Partners Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT 06108; and Hebrew Health Care, 1 Abrahams Blvd., West Hartford, CT 06117.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, East Hartford.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, 2012