Virginia S. Maher

  • Born: February 22, 1927
  • Died: June 12, 2017
  • Location: WIndsor, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family

MAHER. Virginia S. Maher, age 90, passed away peacefully on June 12th, 2017. She was the daughter of Percy and Dorothy Fales Snelgrove. Virginia was born on February 22, 1927 in Hartford and lived in Windsor all her life. Virginia was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip B. Maher, Jr. after 55 years of marriage. After graduating John Fitch High School in 1944, Virginia had several secretarial positions until her marriage in 1953. She was a life-long member of First Church in Windsor and taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years. She also worked as Church Secretary/Office Manager for eight years. Virginia leaves her brothers Edwin Snelgrove and his wife Norma and Alan Snelgrove and his wife Lois all of Manchester. She also leaves her children Philip Maher and his wife Sun of West Simsbury, Douglas Maher and his wife Pat of Simsbury, Christopher Maher and his wife Mary-Jayne of Glastonbury, Marcia Maher Grothe and her husband Mark of South Windsor, Paula Maher Palozej and her husband Dean of Stafford, Laurinda Maher Moreno of Maine, Gordon Maher and his wife Deb of Vermont. Virginia also leaves her 19 beloved grandchildren Elise and Brent Maher; George and Hayley Maher; Ashley Maher; Garrett, Kevin and Connor Grothe; Lauren Palozej Thomas and her husband Burke, Spencer, Hayden and Everett Palozej; Cassie, Chip and Angie Moreno; Elliott, Olivia, Ian and Adam Maher and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Her family will receive friends Friday, June 16, 2017 from 2-4 PM at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Private burial will be in Palisado Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Ave., Windsor, CT 06095.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest sympathy to Virginia's entire family upon her death. She was a great person and will be missed by us all. I saw her recently while we were grocery shopping and enjoyed a brief conversation with her. I was thinking of you this afternoon and wished that I could have been with you.

Posted by Barbara Snelgrove Gridley - Windsor, CT - family   June 16, 2017

Virginia and Uncle Phil left behind an amazing legacy in their large , wonderful and talented family. I know they are so proud of each and every one of you. To raise 7 children required stamina, resilience, a lot of love and a constant stream of good humor which she seems to have passed down. To reach 90 is a great milestone and she did it gracefully and gratefully. I am so happy to have been able to see and talk with Aunt Virginia at her special birthday party .She looked like a million bucks and so happy with all her family around her!! She will be missed! My love and prayers to all. Helen

Posted by A friend   June 14, 2017

I will always remember Aunt Virginia and I will cherish our last conversation only weeks before her passing..
She loved her family and her hometown of Windsor and did not venture far from either but she was content. Her calm demeanor in the midst of raising 7 children served her well and she relished all 19 grandchildren. She enjoyed painting as a hobby for a while and she told me she had given some of her paintings to her family and hoped that they would savour them after she was gone.. No doubt there was not much time just for her in such a busy household but her love for reading prevailed and it was said that she could be found reading a beloved book in the midst of what might appear to others as family chaos! No wonder she lived til 90 in good health until just recently. Her brave acceptance of her terminal situation and her calculated and matter of fact approach to her final days is a testament to who she independent woman who took life and its knocks in stride..She will be dearly missed by all and she was much loved too.. I am glad i told her so.. Sending love and deepest sympathy to all the family... Judy and Larry

Posted by Judy Phillips - Toronto - Family   June 14, 2017

With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty.

Posted by Carmon Community Funeral Homes - Windsor, CT   June 14, 2017