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Virginia Alice (Cahill) Golden

SHARON — Virginia Alice (Cahill) Golden, 79, of Torrington, died July 27, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.  She was the loving wife of Edward T. Golden Sr. 

Virginia “Ginny” was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Alice and Fred Cahill. 

Ginny graduated from Pine Plains High School in 1958 and then attended St. Margaret’s Maternity Nursing Program in Albany, N.Y.  

She married Ed on Oct. 28, 1959.

 Ginny worked a 23-year career at the Wassaic Developmental Center until her retirement.  

Ginny was a founding member and president of the Sharon Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. 

She was also the pitcher and founding team member of the Sharon Patriots Ladies Softball Team.  

Ginny loved bingo (and all her bingo friends), activities with family and friends and traveling to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Florida. Ginny was most happy when she was with her family and friends. 

She is survived by her husband, Ed; three sons, Ed Jr. and Kristine Golden, David Golden and Scott and Sue Golden; and daughter, Heather and John Ongley; and 10 grandchildren, Alexa and Jim Hunter, Kyle and Ally Golden, Ben and Gina Golden, Rebecca Golden, Connor Golden, Corey Golden, Hannah Golden, Taylor Golden, Zach Ongley and Mackenzie Ongley; her brothers, Robert, Donald, Peter and Tom; and her sisters, Betty and Margaret.  

She was predeceased by her brothers, Pat, Bill, Fred “Fritz” and John; her sisters, Shirley, Judy and Mary; and her daughter-in-law Jill Golden.   

Due to COVID-19, a Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held at the Sharon Congregational Church on a later date/time to be determined.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.StJude.org.  

The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has care of arrangements.

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