2009-11-05 / Obituaries

Virginia M. Beers

Virginia M. Beers passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday October 27, 2009, at the Putnam County Hospital. She was 80 years old. Virginia was born in the town of Lewisboro, NY, on May 1, 1929, the daughter of Samuel Thorne and Gertrude Mead Thorne. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John L Beers, a 96-year-old WWII veteran. She is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Pittman in NC; 8 children, Virginia Bailey, John Gillette, Harry Beers, Susan Sinclair, David Beers, Garry Beers, Betsy Basler, and Shannon Beers; 22 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and even 1 great, great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Virginia spent her life as a homemaker and was known for her incredible homemade pies at Thanksgiving. She loved bird watching and feeding the wild turkeys and deer in her backyard. Her hobbies were reading and the Yankees. A memorial service was held at Dwyer Funeral Home in Patterson on Friday October 30. Burial will take place at a later date at the South Salem Cemetary.

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