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Virginia M. Vigorito 06/11/2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Virginia M. Vigorito, 91, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Michael A. Vigorito, Jr. for nearly  64 years until his death in 2012.

Born May 18, 1926 in Redlands, CA, she was the daughter of the late W. Ernest and Ruby (Burton) Bliek.

Throughout most of her childhood, she lived  at the Town Almshouse on Mt. Hope Street (now the Burns Arboretum)  where her parents were employed by the Town of North Attleboro as caretakers.  The town “poor farm” provided shelter, food and employment for those unable to manage during the Great Depression.  These years had a profound impact on Virginia for the remainder of her life.

Virginia was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro and a 1943 graduate of North Attleboro High School.  She also attended the Rhode Island School of Design.  Ginnie worked alongside her husband and other family members for over 30 years at  M.A. Vigorito & Son clothing store  in downtown North Attleboro.

She is survived by six sons and their spouses: Dr. James  M. Vigorito and wife Patricia of Mountain View, HI, Dr. Michael  A. Vigorito and wife Margaret of North Attleboro, John Kerry Vigorito and wife Patricia of North Attleboro, Timothy  L. Vigorito and wife Jill of Attleboro, Brendan L. Vigorito and wife Laurie of Roanoke, VA and Todd C. Vigorito and wife Nancy of North Attleboro; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was the sister of the late Alan W. and John B. Bliek.

Ginnie was a talented artist and enjoyed painting, pastels and crafts.  Her handmade cards were a special addition to any occasion.   She also cherished time spent with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

As the mother of six sons, her nurturing skills served her well.  She inspired artistic creativity in everyone she met, and she loved to be shown the latest creations in art from her children, grand children and  great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 15 from 5-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m.  Burial will be held privately at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Attleboro Falls at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Lenore’s Pantry, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or the North Attleboro Scholarship Foundation, PO BOX 926, North Attleboro, MA 02761.


#18 Paul Medeiros 2017-07-16 13:14
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
#17 Betty Pensavalle 2017-06-23 18:38
Thoughts and prayers to all of the Vigorito family. Many wonderful memories over the years. She will always be remembered in our hearts.
#16 Barbara Hanson 2017-06-20 21:04
Ginny gently but certainly made her mark on the community, and she leaves as her legacy her wonderful family. Please know that you have been in the hearts and prayers of more people than you could ever know. Barbara
#15 Marilyn Kearney Burk 2017-06-20 17:23
Dear Michael:

I went to St. Mary's with you. Your family was known as one of the nicest in town. It's obvious how impressive your parents were by the children they raised. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for your mother.

Marilyn Kearney Burke
#14 Beaulieu Family 2017-06-17 04:09
We were all so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful person and we have many wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad. They are both together again in a better place. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. David and Theresa Beaulieu Family
#13 Mary Armstrong 2017-06-17 00:19
To Ginnie's children and their families:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Ginnnie was such a kind and gentle person who I know will be missed terribly. May you find comfort in the knowledge that she is now at peace and united with her loved ones who have gone before her.
#12 Marilyn Wilber 2017-06-16 17:05
So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful person.
#11 Pam Morse Smith 2017-06-16 14:10
With great sadness and wonderful memories, I offer my prayers and healing love to the entire Vigorito family.
So many wonderful memories of visits to the store, and conversations with your lovely Mom. She was a kind, caring woman... a true lady. May you Rest in Peace dear lady
#10 Bob Wilber 2017-06-16 11:16
To the Vigorito Family, please accept our sincere condolences to all on the loss of your Mom. We are both traveling and unable to attend the services. Bob & Teresa
#9 Lyn Hemminger 2017-06-16 00:38
My deepest sympathy across the miles to all the Vigoritos. She was a lovely woman and will be missed.
#8 linda lavendier 2017-06-15 21:05
kerry iam sorry for your moms passing.sending prayers for your family and you. may she rest in peace much love
#7 Rod Essen 2017-06-15 20:18
I remember Mrs Vigorito from my early days in NA when working at Baldwins Supply after school and shopping at Vigoritos... What an amazing story of her early days in CA and then getting through the Depression in MA....truly part of the Greatest Generation...su rviving to help her Husband and sons run a successful, well-known local business.
All the best to her extended family who can be proud of both their parents' well-lived lives!
#6 Joan & Bruce Drobnis 2017-06-15 18:48
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Vigorito family at this sad time.
#5 Melody Johnson 2017-06-15 16:46
My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
#4 marie landry paul 2017-06-15 12:30
dear brendon and family, sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family for the loss of your mom she was a great lady love to all, marie and jim and family
#3 Diana Thomas 2017-06-14 23:55
Over the past several years I have truly enjoyed conversations with Ginny, at holiday dinners & family gatherings with the Vigoritos. These celebrations just won't be the same without her. God bless you, Ginny.
#2 Glenn Palmer 2017-06-14 22:20
To the Vigorito family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a wonderful woman.
#1 James Vigorito 2017-06-14 20:58
Thank you, Mom, for all of the love and dedication that you gave to all of us. There is a "Gin"-shaped void in our hearts today.

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