2013-04-04 / Obituaries

Virginia ‘Ginni’ Claffey

On March 25, Ginni peacefully passed away at home with her husband and daughter at her bedside in Mariposa. She was 65.

Born May 20, 1947, to the late June and Dick Clausen, Ginni grew up in Bristol, Penn.

In Pennsylvania, Ginni graduated from Delhaas High School in 1965 and went on to study nursing at Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. After her graduation from nursing school, she went on to practice in various areas of nursing. In 1981, Ginni along with her husband and daughter, moved to California. In the last 10 years she lived in her dream home in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Her last nursing job was in hospice and home heathcare in Mariposa. There she discovered a passion for assisting people with their last stage of life and met a group of wonderful care workers.

Ginni is survived by her husband of 42 years, daughter, son-in-law, two young grandsons and sisters, Kathleen and Nancy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and great nephews.

Ginni fought her long battle with cancer with courage. She was always in good spirits and a joy to be around. The staff of the hospice she worked for cared for her in her final days. Special thanks to the John C. Fremont Hospice for their loving and dedicated care.

Ginni loved life to the fullest and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. She was a wonderful wife, mother, nana, sister and aunt. She will be sorely missed, but she is now at peace with her mother and father. “Goodbye for now Ginni, the day will come when we all will be together again.”

As per Ginni’s request there will be no viewing or funeral. If desired, memorial contributions in Ginni’s name can be sent to Friends of Hospice, PO Box 714, Mariposa, CA 95338

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