Virginia “Ginny” McMullen,
formerly of Ipswich, and most recently of Leominster, died
peacefully at her home on December 5, 2011 at the age of
ninety-eight. She was born April 19, 1913 in Mineral Point,
Wisconsin the daughter of the late Nicolas Theodore and Florence
Adalene (Parkinson) Martin.
While working at a library
on a naval base she met Kenneth Barry McMullen, married him on July
27, 1946 and then made their home for many years on lower Argilla
Road in Ipswich.
Virginia was an avid reader
and loved spending time on Crane Beach, tending to her rose garden,
cooking gourmet meals for her friends and family and watching golf,
a sport that she learned and played with her father.
She is survived my many
loving family members, Theodore Cole of Franklin, NY, Terrence Cole
of Sidney NY, Constance Cole-Peck of Leominster, Kristen (Cole)
Morrison of Sunrise, FL, Judson “Casey” Cole of Phoenix AZ, Joshua
Peck of Sudbury, Travis Peck of Annapolis, MD, Matthew Peck of
Osterville, Sarah (Wisler) Donnenwirth of Mission Viejo, CA, Martha
“Marty” (Wisler) Ward or Brookline, Nick Ward of Beijing, China,
Olivia Ward of Newark, DE, John Ward of Brookline, Edwin R. McMullen
Jr of Chatham, Susie (McMullen) Beck of Williamsburg, VA and Helen
(Osborne) McMullen of Kennebunk, ME.
In addition to her husband
of fifty-two years she was predeceased by her two sisters, Marjorie
Helen Wisler of Sturgis, MI and Ruth Frances “Marty” Cole of Sidney,
NY, a brother-in-law, Edwin R McMullen of Chatham and a niece,
Elizabeth McMullen Richardson.
A memorial service will be
scheduled and announced in the spring. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral home of Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to Health Alliance Hospital
Hospice, 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, MA 01453.