— Virginia R. Comins, 93,
formerly of Route 12E, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, at James
Square Nursing Home, Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 Sunday, Aug. 18, at
Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton. A prayer service
will be 10:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the funeral home
followed by the 11 a.m. funeral Mass celebrated at St.
Mary's Church with Rev. Arthur LaBaff officiating. Burial
will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Born Feb. 11, 1920, in Clayton, a daughter of Charles J. and
Mary E. Moineau Reff, she attended school in Clayton.
She married Raymond W. Comins in January 1943 at St. Mary's
Church. Ray, a local carpenter, died July 24, 1967.
Virginia was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and
She had been a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a former
member of both the St. Anne's Society and the Cenacle Group
at the church.
Surviving are four children, Patricia and Ronald Seeland,
Syracuse, Richard Comins, Webster, John and Jean Comins,
Rochester, and Teresa Comins, Rochester; eight grandchildren
and a great-granddaughter; three siblings, Charles
Reff and Grace Ahlheim, both of Watertown, and Sr.
Faith Reff, Pakienham, Ontario; a sister-in-law, Pat Reff,
Campbellsville, Ky.; a son-law, Bruce Sabacek, Vestal; and
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Sabacek, two
brothers, John Reff and Robert Reff, sister, Sr. Rita Reff,
sister-in-law, Patricia Reff, and brother-in-law, John
Donations in her name may be made to St. Mary's Church, 521
James St., Clayton, NY 13624.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown