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Virginia “Ginny” Mary (Hudack) Chion, born on February 22, 1944, in Flushing, New York, left this world at home, surrounded by family on November 12.

Ginny lived most of her childhood on Long Island in New Hyde Park attending Holy Ghost School and graduating from New Hyde Park Memorial High School in 1961. She worked for a while attending Nassau Community College. She transferred to the University of Bridgeport where she met John Chion. Ginny graduated in 1965 and worked in New York City as well as Stone Ridge and Baldwin Harbor, New York as a teacher. Ginny and John were married in Garden City in 1968 and moved to the Black Rock section of Bridgeport while commuting to Norwalk for their respective positions.

In 1970, Ginny and John moved to Sandy Hook, where Ginny continued her education at Western Connecticut State University attaining her Master’s Degree in Education. She taught full-time at Middle Gate Elementary School and as a full-time sub at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The past 51 years have been split between Lyrical Lane and Cobblers Mill Drive.

Ginny and John were blessed with two wonderful children in 1979 and 1983. Jennifer graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2001 with a BS in Diagnostic Imaging. Unfortunately, Greg was lost to us after a 10-month battle with Leukemia.

Ginny was heavily involved with the kids’ activities from Brownies and Girl Scouts while handling several cottage businesses such as World Book, Longaberger Baskets, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was also involved with St Rose Church Women’s Club and Book Clubs.

Ginny will always be remembered as a very giving person, always putting family and friends before herself. She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law, Bob; grandchildren, Cathryn and Robby; sister–in–law, Norma Garcia; and nephews David and Mark Garcia and Mikael Hudack.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 19, at 10 am in St Rose of Lima Church, Newtown. Interment will follow in Newtown Village Cemetery. Friends may call at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown on Thursday November 18, from 4 to 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org, or St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, strosechurch.com.

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