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Virginia Shea Obituary

Virginia Ruth Shea
Virginia Ruth Shea

September 22, 1935 - July 27, 2018
Born in Viroqua, WI
Resided in St. Petersburg, FL
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Virginia "Ginger" (Pirnat) Shea passed away on July 27,2018 surrounded by family. She was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin to Ed and Vernia Pirnat on September 22, 1935 and moved to St. Petersburg in 1948. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1953 and attended Bixby Business College. She worked for John B.Greene Insurance & Guarantee Abstract Company before becoming a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Vernon "Skip" Shea to whom she was married for 54 years, her parents Ed and Vernia Pirnat and her sister, Marleah Self. She was a Cub Scout den mother and assistant Brownie Leader. She loved making miniature rooms, collecting antiques, and taking family trips. Ginger was devoted to her family and made every gathering and holiday special.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Judy) Shea, and her daughter Marleah (Hank) Mitchell, Grandchildren Thomas (Melanie) Shea, Sarah (Ryan) Phelan, Eric Mitchell, Samantha Mitchell and 3 great grandchildren.

A Mass is being celebrated at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Jude (Our Lady's Chapel) with entombment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeast Guide Dogs at (link at bottom of this page)




Funeral Mass
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Lady's Chapel
5815 5th Ave. No.
St. Petersburg, FL USA 33710
Friday, August 17, 2018
1:00 PM
Memorial Park Cemetery
4900 54th Ave. No.
St. Petersburg, USA 33709
Friday, August 17, 2018
2:30 PM


Southeast Guide Dogs


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