Virginia M. McNamara


Virginia M. McNamara

Virginia M. McNamara

Virginia “Ginny” M. McNamara 89, long-time resident of Garden City, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024 after an extended illness. 

Born in Manhattan on July 9th, 1934 she was the daughter of Raymond J. and Ruth Connolly. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” J. McNamara Jr, loving mother of Erin McNamara Nothel (Steven) of Garden City, devoted and caring grandmother of Laurel Erin Nothel. Ginny was predeceased by her younger brother Kenneth Connolly and is survived by her sister Terese “Terry” Corroon (Dave). She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, numerous grand-nieces, grand-nephews and one great-grandniece. 

Ginny was raised in Garden City and was a 1952 graduate of the Garden City High School and attended SUNY Cortland. Her husband Bill was a 1953 GCHS graduate. Special to her was that her daughter Erin was also a graduate of GCHS 1982, as well as her granddaughter Laurel, class of 2015. Ginny took great pride in watching her granddaughter play sports at the GCHS. Ginny enjoyed many of the offerings that Garden City provided her. Especially important to her was the friendships she enjoyed at the Garden City Pool, the Garden City Community Club and her exercise classes at St. Paul’s. 

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday March 7th at The Church of St. Anne’s Parish and interment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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