Obituaries

Virginia "Ginger" DeVoto
Died: Apr 13, 2021
Virginia DeVoto, “Ginger”, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away April 9, 2021. Ginger was born December 4, 1937 in Baltimore, MD. She is predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 36 years, Mario Donald (Don) DeVoto. She is also predeceased by Catherine DeVoto (infant daughter), Brian DeVoto (grandson), and her late-life companion, Frank Jerrick. She is survived by three children, Donna (Glen) Malia of Cortlandt Manor, John (Denise) of Mt. Kisco, and James (Lisa) of Easton, CT, and nine grandchildren, Matthew, Katherine (Zachary Smith), Christopher, Peter, Allison, and Mary Malia, Thomas DeVoto (Margaret Strauss), Gina, and Maria DeVoto. After graduating from the Institute of Notre Dame High School and Bard Avon Secretarial School she worked as a secretary at Continental Can in Baltimore. She married Don in 1958 and began growing their family the next year. Following Don’s career with General Motors and a call to active duty with the Army reserves, the young family moved from Baltimore to Michigan to St. Louis, back to Maryland and then finally settled in Putnam Valley, NY in 1967. Ginger was very involved in Putnam Valley over the years. She was active in the PTA and was a Cub Scout den mother. She was the social editor of the town newspaper, The Community Current where she also wrote a humor column, “That’s Life by Ginger” later renamed “Ginger Snaps.” She also worked at the Memory Maker Florist and she was the curator at the Putnam Valley one-room schoolhouse museum for a time. She was a longtime member of the Garden Club, including several years as president, and she was twice president of the Putnam Valley Rotary Club. Ginger was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ossining Fire Department and a parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Mohegan Lake. More than anything, Ginger loved her husband, children, and grandchildren. Ginger’s intelligence, creativity, warmth, and devotion was evident in all that she did for her family and for the community. Visiting hours will be on Saturday, April 17th from 9-11 AM at the Heritage Funeral Home, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley. Funeral Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ginger’s memory can be made to St. Mary’s. www.stmarysmoheganlake.org