Virginia Birdsall

Obituary of Virginia Birdsall

Birdsall, Virginia Mary, 93, of Colonie passed away peacefully at The Teresian House Center for the Elderly on December 20, 2019. Born July 28, 1926 in Albany NY, Ginny attended Roessleville High School. She was the daughter of the late Edward R. and Charlotte Dott. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph C. Birdsall who passed in 1999. Ginny worked for 13 years beside her husband Joe at Platt’s Place, retiring in 1984. She loved spending time with her family, visiting with friends and family on her front porch and was a life-long NY Yankees fan and rarely missed a game. Ginny is survived by a son, Clinton (Alicia) Birdsall of Clermont, FL, and daughters Joanne (Thomas) Shear and Kathleen (Joseph) Ravida, both of Colonie, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, CJ Birdsall, Nicole Niles, Tracy Peat, Jacklyn Ravida, Christopher Ravida, David Ravida, and step-grandson Ryan Mickel, great grandchildren Alexa Peat, Liliana and Corbin Niles, and step-grandson Axl Mickel, sister, Emily Dott, of Dania, FL, and brother, Leo (Nancy) Dott of Colonie. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Ginny is predeceased by her siblings: Madelyn Sweeney, Edward J. Dott, Thomas Dott, Frances Peterson, Lois Prusinski, Ralph Dott, and Paul (Mickey) Dott. She was a member of the Joseph Zaloga American Legion Post and the Polish American Citizens Club (PACC) Auxiliaries and a past member of the Colonie Elks Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Francis Seniors. Ginny’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Teresian House 6th Floor A Wing for providing Mom’s care for nearly 4 years. Relatives and friends may call from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on December 28, 2019 at Reilly and Son Funeral Home, Colonie, NY. A service will be held at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY. Those wishing to make donations in Virginia’s memory may donate to the Teresian House Foundation, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203.
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Saturday
28
December

Visiting Hours

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Reilly & Son Funeral Home
1200 Central Ave.
Colonie, New York, United States
Saturday
28
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Reilly & Son Funeral Home
1200 Central Ave.
Colonie, New York, United States
Saturday
28
December

Interment

12:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
St. Agnes Cemetery
Cemetery Ave.
Menands, New York, United States