Virginia (Illsley) Billings, 93, formerly of Weymouth, passed away Wednesday, April 24, in the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater. She was the beloved wife of the late William R. Billings. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Katherine (Moses) Illsley. Virginia met her husband at the Watertown Arsenal during World War II where she was a turret lathe operator and he was a machinist. After a long career as a proof reader at the Christian Science Publishing House, Virginia retired in 1988. She had been a Weymouth resident for over 50 years and was longtime member of Weymouth and Rockland Christian Science Church. She is survived by her children, Suzanne L. Dawson and her husband C. William of East Bridgewater, William D. Billings and his wife Connie of Gales Ferry, Conn.; her grandchildren, Brian Dawson of Arlington, Rebecca Dawson of Lowell, Douglas Billings and his wife Claire of Germantown, Md., and Stephen Billings and his wife Teresa of Gales Ferry, Conn.; and several great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her dear friend, Jackie. Her funeral service was held Monday, April 29, at 10 a.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Burial in the Old North Cemetery, Weymouth. Visiting hours were held Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. Donations in her name may be made to the
, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from Apr. 26 to May 3, 2013