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Virginia M. Shumsky

August 3, 1949 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 69)

WINCHENDON - Virginia M. (Ray) Shumsky, 69, of 210 Baldwinville State Road, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2018 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol.


She was born in Boston on August 3, 1949, daughter of the late William C. and Helen (Kelley) Ray.  She graduated from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in 1967 and Anna Maria College in 1971. 


Virginia had worked as a secretary at Boston University and  as a legal secretary for Lawson and Wayne Law Office in Boston.  She later worked as a secretary at Digital Equipment Co.  She also worked as a substitute teacher and tutor in the Winchendon and Gardner public school systems.  Very fond of her dogs Buddy and Teddy, she enjoyed cooking, drawing and dancing.


She leaves her husband of 45 years, Joseph E. Shumsky Jr.; two sons Joseph E. Shumsky III and his wife Haley Byrne of Clinton and Aaron M. Shumsky of Winchendon; two grandchildren, Reece Kacian-Shumsky and Aidan Shumsky; a brother Chris Ray of Gilford, NH; a sister, Catherine Boucher of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Lincoln Ray, preceded her in death.


Funeral services will be held Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10 AM in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.  Burial will follow in Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery.


Calling hours in the funeral home are Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 2 to 4 P.M.


Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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