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Virginia Menton

1953 - 2024


Virginia (Ginny) Menton, 70 of Wappingers Falls passed away February 17th, 2024, surrounded by love in her home, after a short battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She was born to the late Alfred and Joan Shepard, November 3rd, 1953, in Cornwall, New York. Ginny graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School in 1973. Ginny is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband Michael Menton, of 47 years. They were married on September 18th, 1976. Together they enjoyed their annual trip to the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Queenbury, New York, weekends spent with their friends, visiting casinos, and working hard to create a beautiful life together. Ginny worked for many years in the jewelry industry. She began her love for jewelry at Cornell Jewelers in the early 80’s, where she made lifelong friends and mentors. From there she moved to Zimmer Brother’s and finished her time in the field with Jaymark Jewelers. She enjoyed working with customers selecting cherished pieces of jewelry for all occasions of life. Ginny then began working with disabled adults in a day program, but then focused her love and attention on her mother Joan after the loss of her father Alfred. Ginny and Mike have two beautiful daughters together: Christina (Felix) Menton, and Kathleen (James) Ehlers, and two-year-old granddaughter Peyton Grace Ehlers. Her role as Nana was her greatest joy and blessing. Ginny was beyond proud of both of her girls for their individual accomplishments; Christina who successfully turned her life around in December of 2018, and recently celebrated her fifth year sober with the support of her NA community, and Kathleen who teaches in the Arlington Central School District. In addition, Ginny is survived by her younger brother Blair Shepard of Stone Ridge, New York. Ginny frequently attended New Hackensack Reformed Church, enjoying the Sunday sermon given by Rev. Tamlyn. She often participated in the creation of gifts and wrapping presents for the church’s annual Piggy Bank Bazaar event. Throughout her life, Ginny was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, and friend. She did not relish attention, but was the person present and there to comfort, help, or listen. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew her and remembered by her bright blue eyes, feisty spirit, and love for all things sweet. A celebration of life will be held at the Delehanty Funeral Home in Wappingers Falls, New York on Saturday, February 24th from 2-4pm with a prayer service to follow given by Rev. Keith Tamlyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hudson Valley Animal Rescue Sanctuary or the American Cancer.


Saturday, February 24

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Delehanty Funeral Home

64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY


Saturday, February 24

4:00 PM

Delehanty Funeral Home

64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY


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