Virginia Lee

Puffinburger, 78 ANNEMESSEX RIDGE - Virginia Lee Puffinburger of Annemessex Ridge near Crisfield, passed away on her birthday at her home on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Born in Greenridge, MD she was the daughter of the late John Merele Shipway and Edith Georges Bucey Shipway. She retired after 22 years as a school teacher in Laurel in Prince Georges County, MD. She was a member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Crisfield, and Charter Member of the Crisfield Lioness-Lions Club where she was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, which is the highest award given to a Lions member for humanitarian work. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Richard A. Puffinburger; a brother, Ronald M. Shipway of Flintstone, MD, and 1 niece and 3 nephews. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the St. Peters United Methodist Church in Crisfield where friends could call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Paul Holland officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Terry Riggin, and Pastor Steve Willing. Interment will was held in Sunnyridge Memorial Park. Donations in her memory may be made to the Crisfield Lioness Club, P. O. Box 385, Crisfield, MD 21817. To send condolences to the family please visit

Published in NewsZapMD on Mar. 7, 2014