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Cambridge-Virginia Nina Langlois Peters (Ginny) earned her angel wings on April 27th, 2019. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she loved. She was the last surviving child of Mary Watson Langlois and Alfred Langlois. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Peters, her brothers and sisters, Cecil Langlois, Vivian LaBombard, Bernice Langlois, Fred Langlois, Jr., Robert Langlois, Betty Beagle, Evelyne Beagle, and Arthur Langlois. Left to cherish her memory are her 4 children Barbara Peters of Argyle, Ronald Peters D.V.M. of Greenwich, Mary Peters Hollister C.P.A. (Brian) of Whitehall, Kenneth Peters (Marjorie) of Cambridge, 7 grandchildren (Suzanne Shumway, Brian LeBarron, Christopher, Alycia and Adrien Hollister, Hunter and Nicholas Peters) 6 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was one of a kind in many ways. She was one of 15 siblings born during her parent's marriage, 9 of which survived to adulthood. She had two birthdays. At the time of her birth, babies were born at home and the birth was recorded later. February 25th, 1926 --was her official birth date. Her mother always celebrated her birthday on February 28th.
At the age of 16, she purchased a piece of property which included tar paper shack located on Plains Road in Cambridge. Ginny married Arthur Peters on June 15th, 1946. They lived in that house for their entire marriage of 63 years and were totally devoted to each other.
The list of those she helped during her lifetime was both extensive and impressive. Ginny worked long hard hours without concern or complaints of how dirty or difficult it was to get the job done. Ginny quit school after the seventh grade so she could help her parents support the family. She cared for her ailing Mother (Mary) for many years. Once Mary required nursing home care; the Mary McClellan Nursing Home made her an honorary staff member in recognition of her devotion. She was a great role model especially for her daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters. She was always a part of and usually a leader in efforts to help and assist others by sending food to the sick, babysitting, providing transportation or whatever was needed. She also provided intensive around the clock care to her son’s critically ill horse. The reason for her successes and her most important trait was the wisdom and compassion by which she chose to live her life.
We ALL suffer a Great Loss at the passing of this remarkable woman. Her devotion to family was impressive and made her who she was. A celebration of her life will be held United Methodist Church, Cambridge, NY on September 7th at 1 PM. The family invites everyone to her home (146 Plains Road) for refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family have created a tribute with the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, Fl 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or http://act.alz.org/goto/In Memory of Virginia Peters.
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