Clinton-Virginia A. (Durkey) Marhefka, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Frank J. Marhefka. She is survived by her children & their spouses, Bettyann Hudson & Jeffrey of Leominster; Gail Nanof & James of Lancaster; Frank J. Marhefka & Jean of West Boylston; and Toni Marhefka of Clinton; 9 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Julie, and Andrew Hudson, Amy Wolfsohn, Frank, Brian, and Billy Marhefka, Beth Ruggiero, and Chris Nanof; 10 great-grandchildren, Lucyann, James, Jack, Cadence, Isla, Alec, Frank, Idelle, Russell, and Julian; two sisters-in-law, Joan Durko and Beverly Durko of NY; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is pre-deceased by her brothers Anthony and John Durko.
Virginia was born in Manhasset, New York to the late John & Antonia (Mojsa) Durko. She graduated from the Roslin Heights High School, Class of 1948 and began her career with the Singer Sewing Machine Company. In addition to raising her family, Virginia worked with several local companies including ITT Surprenant, Van Brode, Weber & Rose, Dennison Co., and the Digitial Equipment Corp., from where she ultimately retired. She was a woman of great faith and long-time member of the former Our Lady of Jasna Gora Parish. Proud of her polish heritage, Virginia served as past Treasurer and member of the PAV Women’s Auxiliary, she enjoyed trips to Poland, and loved polka music. She bowled for many years in the Wednesday night bowling league and was active with the Clinton Senior Center. Virginia was an avid reader and talented in knitting, cross stitch, and crochet. She, Frank, and family enjoyed traveling and made many trips and friends while driving cross country in their RV. Above all, Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Funeral services are to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5 until 8PM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Virginia Marhefka to: Operation Smile, PO Box 5017, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com