Virginia Delphia Macri

Virginia Delphia Macri passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home in Yellville, Ark., on Tuesday.

Born Virginia Miller on May 25, 1929, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Suder) Miller.

She went to school at St. Mary's and met and fell in love with Dominic Macri while he was attending the University of Pittsburgh. They married on May 3, 1949, and moved to Wilkes-Barre where they made a home and family.

Virginia's whole life centered on her family, and her heart was filled with love. She loved all babies, and all babies adored her because they could sense her gentle nature and felt loved and safe in her arms.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Dominic; son, Joseph; daughter, Kathryn; sister, Mary Kay Traficante; brothers, Al Miller, Joe Miller and Johnny Miller.

Virginia is dearly loved and greatly missed by her daughters, Mary Grace Macri, Virginia McGraw and Donna Macri, who looked to her for inspiration and support; her sons-in-law, Donald Kostelac and Will Schieber; her grandchildren, Joseph, Kristie, Virginia and Honey Bee; her great-grandson, Zane Dominic, who brought her much joy her last few months; her "acquired" daughters, Anastasia Byrne Talsma, Penelope Delpy Bliss and Wendy Billie Sirotkin, who she loved as her own; sisters, Francis Morris, Helena Coyle and Rita McGrath; brother, Ronnie Miller; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Virginia's Life will be held at noon Monday in the Chapel at St. Mary's Cemetery, 1594 S. Main St., Hanover Township. Interment next to her husband will follow.

McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service is assisting Virginia's family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, family members ask that donations be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN, 38148-0142 or online, at

Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Virginia's family at

Published in Times Leader on July 21, 2013