CARTHAGE, NY —
Virginia A. “Ginny” Malbouf-Kempney, 73, of 5418 Flood Road,
died Sunday morning, April 16, 2017, at the Iroquois Nursing
Home in Jamesville, NY.
Born Jan. 2, 1944, at home in the town of Diana, the
daughter of the late George and Marion (Pitts) Smith, she
was a graduate of Harrisville Central School.
She married Robert E. Malbouf on May 4, 1963, at the United
Methodist Church in Harrisville. Robert died on April 24,
1981. She married
Byron “Pete” Kempney on March 17, 2005, at St. James
Church in Carthage with Rev. Geroge F. Maroun
Ginny worked as a sales clerk for Farney Lumber Company in
Carthage for several years before joining Minfelt Building
Supplies in Watertown. There, she worked for 24 years,
retiring in 2004.
She was a member of the Spinners & Weavers of Watertown
and the Argonaut Club of Carthage.
She is survived by her husband, Byron “Pete” Kempney of
Carthage; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie
(Catherine) Ripley of Harrisville; two sons, William
(Michelle) Malbouf of Watertown and Steven Malbouf of
Lowville, three step sons: Kirk and Dale Kempney of St.
Cloud, FL, Kraig (Angelia) Kempney of Carthage and Keith
(Megan) Kempney of New Hartford, several Grandchildren and
Great Grandchildren who affectionately called her “Gramma
Ginny”; four sisters. Mrs. James (Billie) Manchester of
Harrisville, Mrs. James (Linda) Phillips of Cleveland, OH,
Kathy Wescott of Harrisville and Mrs. Kevin (Michelle)
Virkler of Lowville; three brothers, Phillip (Susan) Smith
of Rochester, Chuck Smith of Harrisville and James (Lisa)
Smith of Harrisville and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Sheri L. Malbouf-Flint, died June 30, 2010.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday,
April 19, in St. James Catholic Church, Carthage with Rev.
Donald A. Robinson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Carthage at the
family’s convenience. A calling hour will be held 10 to 11
a.m. Wednesday at the church, prior to the service.
Funeral arrangements are with Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home,
To leave an online
condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by
Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.