Obituary for Virginia Eve Wiley – Cape Cod Times

Virginia Eve Wiley’s journey began on April 6, 1930. She was born in the small town of Quincy, NH to parents of Eva Rathke and Carl Lund. She spent her younger childhood skiing and golfing, which she despised. After her parents divorced, she moved to Quincy, Mass under the celebrity care of her grandmother. Virginia really enjoyed her company and encouragement. Her parents divorced, and Virginia moved to Waltham, Mass. with her father early in high school. There she was uprooted again, to Orleans, where she spent nearly 80 years of her life.

Virginia (Ginney) graduated from Orleans High School at 47 and married Russell Wiley shortly thereafter. The couple raised three children; Kevin, Kerry and Keith. She was a fabulous mother who showed her children love, understanding and compassion. She leaves behind Kerry and Keith and over a dozen great-, great-, and great-grandchildren – a legacy spanning five generations.

Ginney has been very active in her Cape community: Cub Scout Leader, Archery Club, Bowling Leagues, Bridge Clubs, Beach Buggy Association, Orleans Exchange, Orleans Council on Aging, Volunteer at Nauset Middle School and many others. She was proud of her and her husband’s performances in the Highlanders play productions of Damn Yankees, South Pacific and others. She also showed her talent later in life at the Academy of Arts.

Ginney enjoyed having a good time and spent most of her time singing and dancing at local restaurants. She always enjoyed food as long as it was cooked “rare”. Ginney loved animals, especially the company of her own pets – Boo-boo, Lola, Dexter, Jamie, Spencer, Izzy, Rocky and dozens more. She loved the Red Sox and their “Mookie” and suffered under the Patriots for years. She has worked for Hyannis Co-Op Bank and Rogers and Gray Insurance among and with great people. She loved Hollywood dearly and kept scrapbooks on the fame of her generation.

Virginia was an empath for people and nature, and a second mother to many of her children’s friends. She really cared about everything including her recycling habits (haha). She is already greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. She is irreplaceable.

Her journey ended peacefully at her home on 1/1/23.

Worship services will be held shortly and will be announced. All donations in Ginney’s honor should go to Brewster Veterinary Hospital, 56 Underpass Rd. Brewster 02631

Posted January 24, 2023

Published in Cape Cod Times


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