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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Virginia  Nardiello

Virginia ""Ginny"" Nardiello

Saturday, September 11th, 1926 - Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Virginia May Nardiello Born September 11, 1926 Died September 15 2019

Ginny was the daughter of Charles and Mildred Doscher, born in Port Chester, NY. She was predeceased by her older sister, Florence Gerhartz. She married Ralph B Gerlach from Port Chester, NY, with whom she gave birth to four daughers: Barbara Meeks of Port St Lucie, Fl; Linda Newby (deceased) formerly of Bethel, CT; Deborah Gerlach of Rehoboth Beach, DE; Meg Goodrich of Fishkill, NY
Ginny was further blessed with seven grandsons; James Murray, Glenn Murray, David Meeks, Jeff Vachna, Kyle Vachna, John Vachna, Jr and Daryl Vachna (deceased). Her great-grandchildren : Christopher Meeks, Ayden Murray, Dakota Murray, Jordan Murray, Ryan Murray, Chase Vachna and Cole Vachna.
Ginny was a lover and writer of poetry; a compassionate animal lover; music enthusiast, and firm supporter of literacy. Her early career was as a secretary at Sealectro, then worked as secretary to the Vice President of Sales of Dictaphone, where she not only ran the word processing center, as supervisor to all the other secretaries, but she was sent to other locations as a trainer. Ginny remarried on November 27, 1965, to the love of her life, Jim Nardiello who sadly passed away in 1971. She went on to work for the then prestigious law firm of Shea (of Shea Stadium renown) and Gould in New York City, where again she managed a word-processing center. When the owners of the law firm decided to part ways, Ginny found what would become the best, though least paid, job of her career - Adult Literacy.
She started as a tutor, then also served as a Board Member which led to her becoming President of the Board. Still working as a tutor and tutor trainer, she rose to the title of Exectutive Director for the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program in Honesdale, PA; retiring from that as a young 80-something year old.
She had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Dingmans Ferry, PA, where she met a congregation who became as family to her and her long-time companion and childhood friend, Hank Malloy. Upon Hank's death, Ginny moved to Fishkill with her youngest daughter and son-in-law, who survive at home. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 5pm - 7pm at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill. 1089 Main Street Fishkill, NY. A Graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11am at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to your local ASPCA/SPCA or Community Adult Literacy Program
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
    1089 Main Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Greenwood Union Cemetery
    215 North Street
    RYE, NY
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  • Interment

    Greenwood Union Cemetery
    215 North St
    RYE, NY 10580
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Jim Murray

Posted at 12:44pm
There are no words to describe just how special a woman my Grandmother was! Someone who never had anything bad to say about anyone! And loved her family unequivocally!
I will always remember our Chess matches, and how while not being too obvious would let me win. Our inside jokes, sometimes easily expressed with just a glance in a crowded room, followed by a quite laugh. The roller coaster drives through the Pocono Mountains, as she knew the roads so well! ‘Helping’ the little bit I could while her house was being built. The tours of wherever she was working. And of course our adventurous bus ride across the country. From sleeping through us sliding down a snowy hill and getting stuck. Doing homework while viewing beautiful scenery together, to seeing the Alamo! RIP Grandma. I will forever love you.

Jacci West

Posted at 09:41am
I worked under Ginny when she was the Exec Director of the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program in northeast PA for 7 years, then I directed the program for another 7 years when she “retired, for the 3rd” time. The program at that time, served adults who needed help with GED, ESL and basic reading and math. I grew to love Ginny as my second mom. We had a lot in common. I learned so much from Ginny, especially about her love of teaching people to read. It was, I think because of her love of reading that she couldn’t bear to think of others whose life circumstances had prevented them from the opportunity of learning to read. She knew she could do something about that! She was compassionate and able and willing to help others with their own individual circumstances. When I worked side by side with Ginny , I watched her tackle almost every problem imaginable in the lives of the adult learners we served. She taught me so much! Her first love, though was teaching English. Her adult students varied from teaching English to a successful author and illustrator, who could read English fluently out loud, but didn’t understand a single word he read, to teaching English to a university teacher from another country whose co-workers gave him the nickname “chicken” because he got the words kitchen and chicken mixed up in answering the phone at the restaurant he was working at, to working with adults who had struggled with the decoding of words their entire lives. You have to realize that the WPALP began at the literacy level of teaching people the alphabet, and ESL was only 1/3 of the adults we helped. Our program taught speaking, reading and writing all at the same time. Many adults who started out with very low levels in reading would improve and reach what is considered high school level over a 2 to 5 year period! We had dedicated volunteers who Ginny trained and paired with adult learners. Ginny’s success rate at matching tutors to students was phenomenal! I truly feel she made an incredible difference the lives of her students and their families. She was a strong woman with a vision. She certainly made a difference in my life! I am so glad to have known her.

Posted at 05:43am
I'm not sure we're to start. We all are going to miss you Mom. You were the "Queen" of our family. You always told be you were sending me to the brig lol. I'm going to miss bringing you the Sunday paper for your crossward puzzle. The best day in my life was when Meg and myself came down to pa for a visit and I asked you if I could marry your daughter and you said "yes". Thank you for being my best Motherlnlaw. Until we meet again love you.......John

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