J. Virginia Rubery

Rubery, J. Virginia, 94, of Kenyon Road in Cranston, died on August 27th. Ginny was predeceased by her husband Tom L. Rubery and is survived by her three children: Ginny Pasonelli, Carol Mercier, Dan Rubery, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the eldest daughter of William A. and Josephine (Maughan) Higgins. Predeceased by siblings William, Russell, John Higgins, Geraldine McCarthy and Patricia Champagne, she is survived by her sister Margaret O'Brien, her brother Robert Higgins, and many nieces and nephews. Ginny taught for 20 years in the Cranston Public Schools. She loved reading, doing crossword puzzles, and dancing. At the request of the family there will be no visiting hours. However, friends and relatives are invited to join with them for a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10:00am in St. Matthews Church (corner of Park and Elmwood Avenues) Cranston. The burial in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter will also be private. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Matthews Church 9 Frances Avenue Cranston, RI 02910 would be appreciated. Her children would like to express their gratitude to the loving staff at the Alpine Nursing Home in Coventry who took such great care of their mother. Their dedication and kindness will never be forgotten!

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Carl and JoAnn LaBranche - 08/28/2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lynn DeLucia - 08/28/2011

She was a beautiful lady,who I had the pleasure of spending some time with at Alpine and at St. Matthew's Church. She was always so positive, upbeat and a wonderful role model for all! I will miss her. My heartfelt sympathy to her family, and my prayers are with you Ginny during this difficult time.

Marilyn Bressler - 08/28/2011

It is so very difficult to lose a mother.She is so many things to her family and friends.She is the epitome of Love for all,especially her children. Ginny, your love and hers are eternally bound together in God's family. May your pain be brief in the knowledge that love lasts forever.

Deb and Mike Fortin - 08/28/2011

Dan, So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Bob & Dianne O'Brien - 08/29/2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula Greene - 08/29/2011

my prayers are with you all. I am just hoping there is one big gathering going on up there to welcome her, if my father is involved there will be some sort of spiked beverage!

Warren & Irene Cushman - 08/29/2011

Carol, we remember the many years we talked and laughed together with your mother across the back fence. She was one grand lady. We are sorry for your loss.

Pat Pyne - 08/30/2011

Ginny, Joe and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Karen McGrath - 08/30/2011

Ginny so loved her books! We missed her once she moved to Alpine. Our deepest sympathy from all the staff at the Auburn Branch Library.

Mary Lamoureux - 09/10/2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your mom was a very special lady and will always be remembered. May you memories help you heal.
My Deepest sympathy,

Martha Delaney Mulcahey - 09/12/2011

Virginia was an Alpine Nursing Home roommate to my dearly deceased Aunt Martha, Martha Toye Kelty, for a few weeks a few years ago. Virginia had also been a student at Rhode Island College of Education in my mother’s day (Jane Helena Toye, who married and became Jane Toye Delaney, a librarian and teacher for the Providence School Department.) Virginia was most pleasant while recalling some of her stories about my dear late mother and late father, Joseph Patrick Delaney of the College of the Holy Cross, who also was a football player, scholar/athlete, an educator, and an administrator in the Providence School Department and Johnson & Wales University. Aunt Martha was upbeat while having Virginia as a roommate because they were both such good conversationalists. In my view, Virginia and Martha were compatible for remaining knowledgeable about current affairs and for being good sports during NFL Football games and similarly popular sports events.

May God mercifully receive Virginia’s soul into heaven and send comforts to her family and friends.

Barbara Olean - 03/17/2014

To Virginia's family
Dear Family,
I just came across Virginia's obit. I worked with her at Gladstone and have many warm memories of her kindness and sense of humor. My sincere sympathy to you for her loss.She was one of a kind.
Barbara Olean

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