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Valerie A. Furst

1943 - 2018
Valerie A. Furst Obituary
Valerie (Ginszanski) Furst, 75, of Rocky Hill, beloved wife of Joseph Martin Furst, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday August 26, 2018 with her family at her side. Born on June 5, 1943 in Hartford CT, she was daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Grausis) Ginszanski. Valerie received her Associates degree from the University of Hartford as a medical secretary. After college she served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador. She furthered her education by earning a nursing degree and worked in various local nursing homes. Valerie cherished her family, and spent many years taking care of her parents, mother and father-in-law, and aunt. For all those lucky enough to have known her, Valerie was genuine, easygoing and filled with compassion. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she will be dearly missed by Joe, her husband of 51 years; her son Eric and wife Ande-Lin of Burlington, daughter Lisa Rogers and husband Steve of Deep River and son Glenn of Rocky Hill; her adored grandchildren: Eric and Samantha Furst, and Lucas and Bryce Rogers and her brother, Robert Ginszanski of Florida. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Newington Memorial, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. Valerie's funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Newington Memorial with the Rev. Joshua Wilbur presiding. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Middlesex Hospital and The Atrium at Rocky Hill for their extraordinary care and support. Donations in Valerie's memory may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. To share a message of sympathy with her family, please visit us at www.duksa.net
Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 30, 2018
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