Virginia DeYoung

Virginia A. "Ginny" DeYoung

Feb 10, 1957 - Oct 17, 2020
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Virginia “Ginny” Ann DeYoung passed away October 17th, 2020. The Warrior that she was, passed peacefully surrounded by her close family in Chittenden, VT after a long year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on February 10, 1957 in Manhattan NY, daughter of Theresa (Bethencourt) Sharpe of Brewster, NY, and the late Frederick Sharpe. She grew up and lived in Brewster & Carmel NY, later moving to Chittenden,VT.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Richard D. DeYoung on September 6th 1975 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster. Together, they celebrated the birth of their only child, Richard in 1976. Ginny practiced massage therapy and Reiki for 30+ years in Katonah, NY. She was a free spirit that loved learning; studied Feng shui, Buddhism, Native American culture, and explored many other religious cultures and teachings. Ginny had a love for skiing, horseback riding, trips to Aruba, bonfires and enjoying life with family & friends

Her life goes on thru her husband Richard DeYoung, son Richard of Brewster, NY, her grandchildren Domenica and Dylan, her mother Theresa Sharpe, her sister Donna and brother-in-law Richie Scrivani of Pawling, NY, and niece & Goddaughter Jessica Scrivani of Tampa, FL.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY from 4pm-7pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 11am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Prospect Street, Brewster, NY. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery, Brewster, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Ginny to Pancreatic cancer action network, and/or your local humane society.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday October 21, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Thursday October 22, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am
    St. Lawrence O'Toole Church
    31 Prospect Street
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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    Deacon Mark Shkreli
  • Interment

    St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery
    Turk Hill Rd.
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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Private Condolence

Jim Gallacher

Posted at 04:41pm
Dear Rich, little Rich, Donna, Richie and Mrs Sharpe,

I am so sorry for your loss. Ginny was a wonderful women and I will always treasure all the fun times we all had through out the years. I will pray for all of you to get through this very sad time in your lives. What a tremendous loss to all ! Rest in Peace my friend.
Jimmy Gallacher

Cindy Gertig

Posted at 02:35pm
I am very saddened to hear of Ginny's passing.
My condolences to Rich, Little Rich and his children, Donna and Rich and Mrs. Sharpe 💕

Sal Cutrera

Posted at 10:52am
Dear Rich, Little Rich, Donna and Rich, and Mrs. Sharp
Becky and I were so saddened to hear the news of Ginny’s passing. It has been many years since we’ve seen Ginny, but our recollection of her will always be one of a vibrant person, so joyful and full of life with a wonderful spirit. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
With Love,
Sal & Becky

Jeannine Cook

Posted at 04:32pm
Ahhhh, the memories! The plays on the staircase when we were kids can never be replaced!!! XOXOXO

Donna Cerami

Posted at 09:36am
Dear Rich and family,

I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of our dear friend. She fought a brave and strong battle over the past year. She took each day in stride, never really complaining, always feeling tired and always hoping that the treatments would finally end so she could get on with her life. This was our hope too.

Ginny was a beautiful woman, inside and out and was a wonderful friend to us, supporting us for over 25 years with her gentle and caring nature. One of her beliefs in life was the importance of being authentic with people, saying what needs to be said because it’s good for the relationship and for the soul. Unfinished business causes pain and having peace is essential for a healthy and joyful life. We always admired how she never judged or forced her opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice that we will surely miss.

Ginny was loving and real and it’s comforting to know her spirit will always be with us in our hearts. Her magnetic smile will be missed by all who knew her, but her beautiful spirit will live on through all of us. Our hope is that she rest in peace knowing she did all that she could fighting this horrific illlness.

Fly high our angel and friend….until we see you again.

Our love and thoughts are with all of you,
JC & Donna Cerami


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