Virginia F. Herrmann

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Virginia Florence Herrmann

Poughkeepsie - Virginia Florence Herrmann, 76, a resident of town of Poughkeepsie passed away on December 23, 2012, at home after a long illness. Virginia worked as a waitress at the Brighton Diner in Poughkeepsie before her children were born. Later she sold Dutch Maid clothing while being a stay at home mom. She was a former member of the Arlington Fire District Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Arlington Reformed Church. Born on October 1, 1936, she lived in Tarrytown, NY and moved as a young child to New Paltz, NY and later Rosendale, NY where she attended school. During her teens her family moved to Poughkeepsie, where she completed school and met her sweetheart and husband George. Virginia loved cooking and crafting. She studied cake decorating and loved sharing her creations, whether it be a stuffed toy for a child or something she baked. Known as "Nana Banana' to her grandchildren, she had great love for her family and was so excited when a new baby joined the family. Virginia is survived by her husband of 56 years, George, her children: daughters -Denise Ware and partner Robert Devine, Georgette Amato and husband Joe, Colleen Williams, Heidi Herrmann and son George Herrmann and his wife Kelly. Her grandchildren, Danielle, Stephanie, Jennifer, Kelly, Amanda, Angela, Warren, Robert, Chan, George and Ashley. She is leaving behind 14 great grandchildren. Her brother John (Jack) Anderson and sister, Brenda Maeder along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Virginia and John Anderson and her loving mother-in-law Hildegard Herrmann.

Calling hours will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Parmele, Auchmoody and Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 7 PM with the Rev. Randy Prentiss officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations can be made to her church, Arlington Reformed Church 22, Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. For directions or to sign the online guest book please visit

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Parmele - Auchmoody and Schoonmaker Funeral Home
110 Fulton Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 25 to Dec. 27, 2012
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