Virginia M. Bodine, age 80, of Milford, formally of Stamford for many years, passed away on February 20, 2018 in Shelton. She was born on October 28, 1937 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Edward and Camille Townsend. An active member of the community, she was the entrepreneur of many small businesses, an avid quilter, crafter and pianist. Her greatest joy was passing along her love for these arts. The culmination of these was to create her favorite event which was hosting the “Holiday Boutique” in Stamford. Virginia will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother with a great passion for her newfoundlands. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Pritchard, Barbara Winkler and her husband Edward, Deborah Mittelholzer and her husband Dominic and Pamela Pargen and her husband John, son Wayne Schrimp, and grandchildren Barrett and Nash Pritchard, Daniel and Christopher Cerritelli, Mariah Medina, Olivia Mittelholzer, Jack Pargen and Jared and Evan Schrimp. Beside her parents, she is predeceased by her devoted husband, of 55 years, Malcolm W. Bodine, Jr. Calling hours are Thursday (TODAY), February 22, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 23rd at 10:30am in St. Mary’s Church, Gulf St., Milford. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
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