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Holladay, Virginia M.

Virginia “Ginny” Holladay left her Foxborough home early Monday morning, November 1st , All Saints’ Day, to meet her heavenly Father after enjoying 81 years on this earth.  Born on Christmas Day, 1928, to the late Quinter and Louisa Royer of East Canton, Ohio, Ginny was one of six siblings.  After graduating from East Canton High School in 1945, she left her close family and small town life and headed for the big city of Chicago, where she attended Moody Bible Institute, met her husband Paul, and gave birth to her three children.  The family moved with Paul’s job to Norwood, MA in 1967.  There Ginny devoted herself to her family and her local church, where she served on various committees and directed the choir through the remainder of her days.  She started working as a typesetter at Boston University Medical School in 1976 and retired in 1993.  Ginny loved life and relished time with family and friends playing card games, working jig-saw puzzles, singing, and enjoying each other’s company!

 Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul (1978), sister-in-law Jane Royer (2010) and sister Madalyn (2010).  Ginny is survived by her three grown children:  Kathy Holladay of Minnesoda, Kristi (Weimin) Feng of Wakefield, MA, and Paul Jr. “PJ” (Julie, and daughter Grace) Holladay of Danvers, MA.  All from Ohio are her brothers Bob Royer and Glenn (Jeanne) Royer, sisters Gerry Blile and Doris (Steve) Regas, brother-in-law Del Weckbacher, and a host of nephews and nieces.  In addition, Ginny leaves behind her long-time friend Beverly Jennings and her children, Don, Jodi and Tim. 

Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, Nov 4th at Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Virginia’s funeral will be at 11 am on Friday Nov 5th at The United Church of Norwood.  Donations may be made to The United Church of Norwood, 595 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Rob McMullen
    November 3rd, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    My condolences to the Holladay family. I’m a frisbee playing friend of Paul’s (at the Lab) who moved out of state a few years ago so I will not be able to attend, but my thoughts are will all of you in this time of remembrance.

  2. Betty & Bob Ripley
    November 3rd, 2010 | 6:29 pm

    Kathy, Kristi, & PJ, We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. We loved Ginny and love you all, and we were so sad to hear about her illness. We know she is happy being with the Lord, and we are sure she is leading a choir of many former choir members in Heaven today!! We are praying for you. Our hearts are there with you. Love, Bob & Betty

  3. Elsa Johnson
    November 3rd, 2010 | 8:20 pm

    I didn’t know you for a lot of years, but the ones that I did, you made really special. I have a treasure of memories that I shall cherish. I will miss you so so much as I know everyone at church will and all the others that you have touched over the years. God wanted you to share all your wonderful traits to those in heaven. I am going to have an empty spot in my heart, but one day we will meet again and I look forward to that.


  4. The PPU's
    November 4th, 2010 | 10:44 am

    Kristi, please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom. You and WeiMin are very special to us and you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. May God be with you during this time.

  5. Gary and Bertha Fagan
    November 7th, 2010 | 9:56 am

    Dear Kathy, Kristi, and P.J.,

    We were so saddened to learn of your mom’s death. Jean Gardner alerted us of her diagnosis, and the next day she told us that Ginny had gone Home to be with the Lord.

    Ginny and Paul were very special to us. I will always remember when they invited us to your home after Gary had been the interim pastor for a few months while we were living in Barrington, RI, while Gary was Chaplain at Barrington College. They surprised us in asking if Gary would consider being the full-time pastor at EBC. Though we had been planning to move back south after our two-year commitment to the college, we prayed much and felt in the next few weeks that the Lord wanted us at EBC for a few years. The Lord richly blessed our lives there, and we have many fond memories of your dad and mom and the three of you–all of you were so special. You all made a great impact on mine and Gary’s lives and our children’s, Lari and Jeff.

    We are praying fervently for all of you as you go through the days ahead, asking the Lord to provide all of the comfort, strength, and wisdom that you will need. We are asking, too, that You will sense your Heavenly Father’s loving Presence in a very special way as He enfolds you in His arms and lifts you up.

    We love you so much,

    Bertha and Gary Fagan

  6. Tim Jennings
    September 24th, 2014 | 5:58 pm

    We all still miss and think about our friend Ginny.
    Always in our hearts. Thank you for all of your love.

  7. Tim Jennings
    November 1st, 2016 | 12:14 pm

    On this, the 6 year anniversary of your passing, I want to say how much you are still loved and remembered for all the good you did. You are thought of every day!

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