Virginia Pizzolato Buriege, age 86, passed away Thursday, January 3 at her home in Maringouin, Louisiana. She was born in Fordoche, Louisiana on November 13, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Sam Buriege, her parents Tony Pizzolato and Nancy Graffia, brother Anthony "Bud" Pizzolato, and sisters Maggie, Katie, Leona, Josie, and Lebeau. Survived by her children and their spouses, Nick Buriege, Sr. and special friend Ginger, Mary Buriege Morgan and husband Steve, Nancy Buriege Hafford and husband Larry, and Bennie and wife Paula Buriege; nine grandchildren Nick Buriege, Jr., Christina H. Hood, Kristie M. Langlois, David Buriege, Jody Buriege, Michael Morgan, Amanda Hafford, Mallorie B. Davis, and Phillip Buriege; and twelve great-grandchildren Lauren, Courtlyn, Beau, Austan, Chayse, Rylee, Ali, Wyatt, Alex, Chyane, Harlynn, and Brees. Pallbearers are her grandchildren Nick Buriege, Jr., David Buriege, Jody Buriege, and Phillip Buriege, and nephews Richard Torres and Michael Fortie. Honorary pallbearers are her brothers-in-law, Sam Fortie and Jack Torres, and nephews Anthony "Tadon" Miletello, Brandon Fortie, and Aaron Fortie. Very special thanks to her assistant and friend, Frances Dixon, and to her home-health nurse, Tricia Mann. Visitation will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Maringouin, Louisiana on Monday, January 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.