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Virginia M. "Ginny" Marcorelle

March 11, 1924 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 96)

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                Virginia M. “Ginny” Marcorelle, 96, passed in the early morning of September 18, 2020 in her Linebrook home, surrounded and comforted by family.

                An Ipswich native, Ginny was born at Cable Memorial Hospital on March 11, 1924 to Rachael (Duguay) and Adrian Moynahan. She was older sister to Patricia Herrick Quint, of Wolfboro, NH and Ipswich, also deceased.

                Ginny attended local schools until the early 1940s, when she joined America’s work force supporting the war effort. She worked at the converted Sylvania plant, which became known to her as The Hush-Hush House. After World War ll, Ginny graduated the North Shore Babies’ Hospital nursing program, where she then worked, caring for high-risk infants.

                While at a wedding in the spring of 1948, Ginny met the love of her life, Louis Marcorelle. She later described how their eyes met across the room and it was love at first sight. Ginny and Lou wed November 25, 1948. They enjoyed almost 36 years together as spouses and parents until Lou’s passing on August 22, 1984.    

                 Ginny leaves two sons and their families: son Deric and daughter-in-law Wilma, of Sterling, AK and Ipswich, granddaughter Aubrey Marcorelle (with future great-grandbaby), recently of Ipswich, grandson Brick Marcorelle and great-granddaughter Sophia Marcorelle, of Sterling, AK; son Dana and daughter-in-law Barbara of So. Hamilton, and step-grandsons Doug of GA and Giles of CA. Ginny also leaves many nieces and nephews.

                 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday  September 22nd.  at  10:00 A.M.  at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church  54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich.  Burial will follow in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery  29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich.  Visiting hours will be Monday  September 21st  from  4:00 to 6:00 P.M.  in the Morris Funeral Home  45 North Main Street, Ipswich, all are welcome to attend.  Due to the pandemic everyone that comes to the funeral home, to the church and to the cemetery  must wear a face covering, keep a social distance and refrain from coming in physical contact with the Marcorelle family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lahey At Home Nursing program, whose nurses provided them with guidance, care and support throughout the past four years. Donations can be sent to: Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home Hospice, Gift Processing Center, Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.  To send a letter of condolence to Ginny's family please go to: .

                Ginny’s Irish eyes are still smiling!

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September 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Morris Funeral Home
45 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Mass of Christian Burial
September 22, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Hope Church
54 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

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