Catherine M. (McGovern) Dempsey passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 80.
Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Patrick N. Dempsey, her daughter Catherine (Brian) Crimmins, son Patrick N. (Carrieanne) Dempsey, Jr. and daughter Joan Dempsey. 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 siblings, 10 nephews, 8 nieces and many dear cousins and friends.
She met the love of her life, Pat, while they were both working for an insurance company and they were married on June 2, 1962 and they bought a house in 1963 in Queens Village and raised their three children. Cathy volunteered as a teacher’s assistant at Incarnation School in Queens Village, and when all her children were in grade school Cathy went to work for a Publishing company as an editor.
Her husband Pat worked for the Postal Service and was transferred and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1985, Vienna, VA in 1988, Wheeling, Illinois in 1993, back to Vienna, Virginia in 1995 where they lived until they retired to Fort Myers Florida in 2000.
While living in Vienna, VA, Cathy volunteered for the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and when she moved to Florida, she would come back for many of the events and continue to volunteer when she was back in Vienna. Cathy is a Life Member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary with 29 years of service and served on the Board of Directors. Cathy was also a Life Member to the Auxiliary to the Virginia State Firefighters Association.
Cathy’s hobbies included traveling with her husband Pat, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved to crochet and read.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to contribute in Cathy’s memory can send to any of the following charities or a charity of their choice: Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary PO Box 1676, Vienna, VA 22183; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 502 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Hope Hospice – Hope Hospice Development Department 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Goldie M. Appleton, 94 of Winchester, VA, formerly of Vienna, VA, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
Goldie was a mother of six children, s loving grandmother to 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; and an older sister.
During WWII, Goldie entered nursing school as a U.S. nurse cadet at Winchester Memorial Hospital. After the war ended, she left nursing school, got married, and raised a family. When her youngest child entered kindergarten, she returned to school. Upon receiving her nursing degree, she worked as a coronary care nurse for 26 years at Alexandria Hospital. Following retirement from the hospital, she continued home health and private duty nursing until she was in her 70’s. In addition to her career, she was an active member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for 45 years, served on the Board of Directors, and was a lifetime member of the Virginia State Fireman’s Association. Goldie loved to travel, dance, sing and spend time with her family and friends. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Restoration Fellowship Church.
Memorial contributions in Goldie’s memory may be made to: Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601 or Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary 400 Center Street S, Vienna, VA 22180
Vera Irene Lloyd, (formerly of Vienna, VA), passed away peacefully in her home in Winchester, Virginia, on February 18, 2021.
She is survived by her children, Billy, Dennis, Cindy, Karen, sister Frances, multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
One of her proudest career accomplishments is starting back to work in 1957, as a clerk typist for Communications Workers of America (CWA) for 34 years and retired as an Executive Secretary.
When Vera retired her calendar was full of all her involvement in the community. Vera was a Life Member and in her 50th year of continuous service to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She held many offices with the Auxiliary: President for 20 years, Vice President, Secretary, and Board of Directors. Vera initiated the canteen program in Vienna as they served food and drinks from the back of her car to firefighters and she would collect clothes for families that lost their home to fires.
Vera served as Vice President, Secretary, and multiple committees for the Fairfax County Firefighters Auxiliary. She was a Life Member of the Auxiliary to the Virginia State Firefighters Association and she served on many committees and was Chair of the Resolutions Committee for over 20 years. She also was a member of the American Legion Post 180 until she moved to Winchester.
Vera loved and enjoyed her travel to the Islands, Europe, Hawaii and all across the US to Conventions for ROSA and the Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, Vera suggested that memorial contributions to be made to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, PO Box 1676, Vienna, VA 22183.
Margaret (Peggie) Murray was an Auxiliary Life Member with 37 years of service. She was also a life member of the Auxiliary to the Virginia State Firefighter's Association.
In 2014 Peggie received the Kate Johnson Spirit Award in recognition of her community service.
Peggie is the mother of Auxiliary Life Member of 35 years Claudia Smallwood.
Margaret Moberly Murray, age 90 of Manassas, VA and formerly of Vienna, VA died on January 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband George Louis Murray and is survived by her children Claudia Smallwood (Steve), Patricia Bailey (Russ), Kathleen Panek (Arno) and William Murray (Jenny) She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. On Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 5 PM - 7 PM.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 1100 AM in Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA.
Interment will be at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary or to Capital Care Hospice.