Virginia Ellen Cleary was born on May 18, 1945 in Portland, Maine, and passed away on Friday, June 9th, in her home in Richmond, Massachusetts with her daughter, Amy Greenspon, by her side.
Virginia graduated from the University of Connecticut and earned her Master's degree in the Science of Nursing from Yale University.
Virginia was one of the founding members of Main Street Human Resources in Great Barrington - the first psychiatric facility in South County - and a pioneer in the psychiatric treatment community. She went on to run her own psychotherapy practice for over 15 years, in Lenox.
Virginia was married to Dr. William S. Greenspon, who passed away in December of 2006. They loved traveling to unique and unassuming places. They enjoyed entertaining which usually involved spirited cooking and conversation and often a standard poodle.
Virginia will be remembered for her vibrant spirit and for her open-hearted dedication to her family, friends and patients throughout her life. Virginia inspired her wide community of family and friends with her joy in life, her passion, her courage, her humor, and her appreciation of beauty.
She leaves a daughter, Amy Greenspon of New York, NY.; two sisters, Margaret Verrastro of Bethlehem, CT., and Catherine Gay of Middlebury, Ct.; and two brothers, Daniel Cleary of Bethlehem, CT., and Michael Cleary, of Waterbury, CT.
SERVICES: A memorial will be held on August 6th.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy or PBS in care of the funeral home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jun. 25, 2017.