Rachel E. Orsini

Rachel E. Orsini

Chesapeake - Rachel E. Orsini, 95, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was a school teacher for many years, having taught at Arrowood Academy, Holy Trinity School, and St. Pius X School. Born in Odessa, Russia, she was the daughter of the late Bertha and Gregory Gatsulskaya, and was the widow of John V. Orsini, Sr. She was also predeceased by her son John V. Orsini, Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Geri Pryzby of Annandale, VA and Cathy Petrusky and her husband George of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice and her care giver for 3 years, Rachael Robinson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk, with Father Brian Rafferty officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at a visitation on Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Norfolk Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 1501 Colonial Ave., Norfolk. Memorial donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic School. Online condolences may be offered to the family through www.hdoliver.com.

Funeral Home

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments
1501 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-7353

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 29, 2014