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Virginia R Stappert

September 2, 1952 - November 13, 2020

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In lieu of flowers, Ginny asked that donations be made in her memory to: Department of Home Health and Hospice Services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 620 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431; (570) 253-8431,  https:www.wmh.org/wayne-memorial-hospital/donate-now/.

She was incredibly impressed by the care she received. Her family sends a special thank you to her Hospice nurse, Charlene, who kept mom laughing, her fabulous aides, Margaret, Samantha and Amanda, and Dr. James Cruse, whom despite Ginny’s fear of doctors years ago, earned a very special place in her heart.  A thank you is also due to a new friend and aide, Loise Johnson, a true Angel on Earth, for bringing peace to mom.

A private service was held with the immediate family at the James Wilson Funeral Home in Lake Ariel, PA and a celebration of life or “Big Party” as Ginny requested will be held at a later date when this crazy world allows.

Virginia R. Stappert, of Lake Ariel, PA passed away at the age of 68 in her home on November 13, 2020, surrounded by her family.  She left us too soon and in the words of her youngest grandchild, “cancer is the worst.”  Ginny was the rock of the family, a loyal friend, strong and selfless, considerate and kind, and always up for a good time, dessert and a laugh.

Ginny was born on September 2, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY, raised her family in Monroe, NY and moved to The Hideout in 2003.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert W. Stappert, Sr.; Her three children and their spouses, Kimberly Kieva and Jason of Lake Ariel, PA, Patrice Montalto and Martin of Pearl River, NY and Robert W. Stappert, Jr. and Danielle of Newport News, VA; and her eight grandchildren: Lily, Rileigh, Joseph, Michael, Chelsea, Chloe, Ella and Andrew.  Ginny is also survived by her six siblings and their spouses: Mary Comer of Brooklyn, NY, Thomas Reilly of Brooklyn, NY, Julia Kennedy (Patrick) of Floral Park, NY, Martin Reilly (Marge) of Floral Park, NY, James Reilly of Brick, NJ, and Patricia Reilly of Sun City Center, FL, along with so many wonderful nieces and nephews.  Her family is heartbroken.

She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Louisa (Gregan) Reilly and her brother-in-law, Thomas Comer.

Ginny was a graduate of St. Agnes Seminary and St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY.  She took pride as a homemaker while raising her children, and went on to earn her Masters in Special Education at SUNY New Paltz.  She worked as a teacher in the Cornwall School District and a substitute teacher throughout Orange County, NY.

She had a passion for dance from an early age, and found great friendships in her dance and line-dancing groups in later years. She closed down every dance floor, especially when filled with her sisters and family.  She enjoyed gambling trips (slots) for fun and endless hours of shopping. There was no greater joy for Ginny than having fun with her grandchildren, and spoiling them with love and candy.

In lieu of flowers, Ginny asked that donations be made in her memory to: Department of Home Health and Hospice Services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 620 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431; (570) 253-8431, (https:www.wmh.org/wayne-memorial-hospital/donate-now/). She was incredibly impressed by the care she received. Her family sends a special thank you to her Hospice nurse, Charlene, who kept mom laughing, her fabulous aides, Margaret, Samantha and Amanda, and Dr. James Cruse, whom despite Ginny’s fear of doctors years ago, earned a very special place in her heart.  A thank you is also due to a new friend and aide, Loise Johnson, a true Angel on Earth, for bringing peace to mom.

A private service was held with the immediate family at the James Wilson Funeral Home in Lake Ariel, PA and a celebration of life or “Big Party” as Ginny requested will be held at a later date when this crazy world allows.

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