Virginia M. Martin, 81, Massena


MASSENA – Virginia M. Martin, 81, of Somerset Ave, peacefully passed away Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2024 at her home with the love of her family at her side.
Virginia was born January 17, 1943 in Massena, the daughter of the late Donald J. and Elsie (Salvage) Peets and was a graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School. She married Leonard P. Martin in 1969, he sadly predeceased her in 1977.
Virginia worked at Massena Central School, where she was fondly known as “The Box Lady”, retiring in 2003. Virginia enjoyed visiting the casino, playing bingo and cards, and was an avid reader. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing softball and bowling.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Amanda Martin and her wife, Becca of Massena; her grandson, Donovan Turner; her little angel, Grace Duncan; her sisters, Susan Dempsey of Massena, Mary Langholtz of Massena, Molly (Gary) Locey of Cornwall, and Jane (Paul) Millerschin of Massena; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Harry Peets and a sister, Dorothy Jarvis.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, however there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held May 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Cemetery.
Virginia’s family wishes to extend the deepest gratitude and thanks to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, especially her angel nurse, Candi, for their sincere care for her. They further wish that memorial contributions be made in her memory to Hospice.
Friends are encouraged to share memories and offer condolences online at www.donaldsonfh.com.