Virginia "Ginny"'s Story

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Virginia Lee “Ginny” Jorgenson, age 74 years, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, died Wednesday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. She was the wife of Arthur M. Jorgenson, with whom she shared nearly 50 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn, she was daughter of the late Kenneth H. and Ruth (Anderson) Durland, Sr. She attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1960. Ginny was employed as a secretary at the General Electric for many years until she and Arthur started a family. She was a lifelong member of the Community Covenant Church, where she served on many committees and boards, and enjoyed the company of friends. She was an avid reader. Ginny enjoyed baking, crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. Her family was her first priority and she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter Amy, and son-in-law Alan Cassidy of Peabody, one son Adam, and daughter-in-law, Tracey Jorgenson of Peabody; one brother, Kenneth, and sister-in-law Gail Durland of Melrose, six grandchildren, Olivia and Austin Cassidy, Nathaniel, Hannah, Hunter and Bryce Jorgenson all of Peabody, a dear friend, Beverly Burke of Beverly, and many nieces and nephews. She was also sister of the late Delores Parker.
Graveside services will be held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at the Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., Peabody, on Monday at 12 p.m., to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are at the Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn, Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m. Guest book at parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 27, 2017
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