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Virginia Adams
Virginia Adams

Virginia Adams, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Morningside of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va. She was born on April 16, 1935, in the Bronx, N.Y., to James and Evelyn Robinson.

Virginia lived in Old Bridge, N.J. for many years, where she had a long career as a library assistant with the Old Bridge Township Public Schools. She and her husband, the late Peter Adams, retired to Williamsburg in 1997 and settled in Ford’s Colony, where they became active in many clubs and local organizations.

Virginia was a communicant of St. Bede’s Catholic Church and had served as an extraordinary minister. Virginia and Pete spent their retirement years traveling the world and enjoyed spending time at their home in Ship’s Watch, Duck, N.C.

Virginia is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Steve) Hathaway and Susan (Chris) Doherty, both of Williamsburg; sons, Frank Mulvey of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dan Mulvey of Belmar, N.J., and John Scott Mulvey of Portland, Ore.; and stepchildren, including Marybeth (Bill) Toms of Millstone, N.J. “Nanny” is also survived by her grandchildren, Damian Riddell, Brian Mulvey, Elisabeth Spivey, Luke Hyland, Natalie Vaughan, Angelina Hathaway, Kate Hyland and Quinn Hyland; and great-grandchildren Troy Spivey and Dimitri Vaughan. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Pete, in March 2016; parents; sister, Patsy Garrison; and brother, James Robinson.

Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Bede Roman Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg.

The family would like to thank the staff of Morningside Williamsburg and Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg for their kindness and care of Virginia in recent months.

The family requests memorial donations be made in remembrance to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.

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