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Virginia Heyburn Niles, 91, of Windsor, beloved wife for 62 years of the late Quentin R. Niles, passed away peacefully on Friday, (January 18, 2013) in Windsor. Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 9, 1921, daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Martinez) Heyburn, she was raised in Brooklyn, NY and had lived in Windsor for over 60 years. After graduating from high school, Virginia continued her education at Madison College, now James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, VA. She started her career as a teacher and taught at the Stony Hill School in Windsor and later as substitute teacher in the Windsor Public Schools. She later took a position with Xerox in Middletown and served as the editor of the Weekly Reader, a periodical for elementary school students. In her spare time, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, and going to her family's cottage, "Bonnie Brae" on Lake Congamond. She loved children and was well known for her homemade ice cream cakes that she shaped into animals for her family and the children in her neighborhood. She leaves a son, Gary Niles and his wife Lori of Windsor; a daughter, Grace Niles of Hartford; a stepson, Quentin Niles, Jr. and his wife Ellen of Bristol; a brother, Malcolm Heyburn and his wife Eloise of Granville, NY; and three grandchildren, Jeremy Niles of Windsor, Brenda Niles of Miami, FL, and Ryan Niles and his wife Danielle of Boca Raton, FL. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Heyburn and Robert "Bob-O" Heyburn, Jr. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 11 a.m., at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Burial will follow in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 23, 4-7 p.m., at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home. Virginia's family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 128, Windsor, CT 06095. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Kindred Transitional Care for their expert care over the last several years.