Virginia 'Ginny' Kerr Former Staten Island resident and teacher Virginia "Ginny" Kerr of Lincroft, NJ, died at home on July 18, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, John "Jack" Kerr, her parents Florence and Jaffee Venuto and her brother Michael. She was also the widow of Ralph Sarcone. She is survived by her four children: Norah Kerr-McCurry (Jack); John Kerr (Tina); Sheila Kerr-Ryan (Peter); and Catherine King (Rob); a brother Richard Venuto (Susan); nine grandchildren: Thomas Gray (Kate); Brian Kerr (Lauren); Peter Kerr; Brandon King; John Kerr; Jenna Ryan; Karleigh Coskey (Grant); Kaden King; and Abby Kerr; five nieces and nephews; and five great-grandchildren: Decklyn and McKenna Kerr; Finley and Isla Gray; and Sailor Coskey; and her beloved pets, Misty and Valentino. For many years, she served as organist at St. Charles Church and as choir director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Staten Island, NY. She was a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Church in Lincroft, NJ. She earned her Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Biology from Richmond College, SI, NY, and taught at Port Richmond and St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School before moving to New Jersey. She retired as a Chemistry teacher from Middletown High School North after 25 years; she also taught as an adjunct instructor of Mathematics at Brookdale Community College for 25 years. Mrs. Kerr touched the lives of many students because she cared about them as individuals and shared with them her love of learning. Ginny will be missed by her family and friends for her generosity, humor, and strength. She was a great mother and friend and improved the lives of everyone who knew her. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 3-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 23 at 10:15 am at St. Leo the Great Church, Lincroft NJ. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Red Bank, NJ. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Road Middletown, NJ 07748 (732) 671-1326
Published by Staten Island Advance from Jul. 19 to Jul. 20, 2021.