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Virginia S.

Virginia S. "Ginny" Hershberger (Shaffer)

Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Virginia S. (Ginny) Hershberger of Hudson, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at Emerson Hospital on July 29 after an extended battle with breast cancer. Ginny was born in Everett, Pennsylvania to the late Harry and Bess (May) Shaffer. She was a graduate of Everett High School.

She is survived by two children, William E. Hershberger, Jr, married to Carolyn (Long) and Jeffrey G. Hershberger, married to Terri Mitchell; five grandchildren, William E. Hershberger, III, Sarah Hershberger, Matthew Hershberger, Jayme Hershberger and Emily Hershberger; five great grandchildren; one sibling, Frank Shaffer, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings Donald Shaffer, Paul Shaffer, Harry Shaffer, Jr., Robert Shaffer, Betty Parisi, Dorothy Brantner, Joan Border, Ann Hanak, Max Shaffer, Barbara Williams and Shirley Felten.

Ginny was a long-time resident of Acton, Massachusetts and active member of the Acton Woman’s Club and enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sudbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of Ginny to help support ongoing breast cancer research. Donations can be made either on-line!/donation/checkout or thru the mail.

28 West 44th Street, Suite 609
New York, NY 10036

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Ginny’s life at St John Lutheran Church, 16 Great Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 7th at 10:30am with a reception will follow. Memorial page
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    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 10:30am
    St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
    16 Great Road
    SUDBURY, MA 01776
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    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of Ginny to help support ongoing breast cancer research. Donations can be made either on-line!/donation/checkout or thru the mail. BCRF 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609 New York, NY 10036


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