Virginia T. Clifford
Clifford, Virginia T. Virginia Thomas Clifford, 90, died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, October 16. She was a resident of Irvington for 64 years and an active parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. Through the years, she was involved with the Irvington Seniors, Historical Society, and the library, and had a particularly soft spot in her heart for animals. Virginia was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA, the youngest of eight children of the late Joseph and Julia Thomas who had emigrated from Lebanon. Following WWII, she made her way north, first to Washington D.C., and then to NYC, where she worked for CBS in the early years of network television. She met and then married her husband, Cliff, in New York, and moved to Irvington in 1953 to raise their family. Virginia worked for many years as an executive secretary for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in Irvington and later at American Can Company. She is survived by her son, Clint Clifford and his wife, Leah; grandchildren Luke, Casey, Jesse, and Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton "Cliff" Clifford; sisters Susie, Lola, Mary, and Cecelia; brothers John, Anthony, and Frederick. Visiting Friday 4:30 - 8:30pm Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home and Mass of the Resurrection Saturday at 10:00am at Immaculate Conception in Irvington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to your favorite charity or local animal shelter.
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