Virginia S. Vallencour

Born: Fri., Oct. 21, 1927
Died: Fri., Nov. 23, 2012


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Location: Harrisville Christian Church

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Location: Harrisville Christian Church

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Virginia  S. “Jinny” (Irish) Vallencour, 85, formerly of Harrisville, died peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2012, at The Country Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Carthage, where she had resided since 2010.
Born October 21, 1927, in Carthage, NY, the daughter of Clarence and Jennie Crowner Stevens, she was raised in Harrisville from the age of 2 years by her “Auntie” Esther Wilcox and Grandpa Crowner.  
Virginia was a 1944 graduate of Harrisville Central School, and in 1968 was graduated from the Watertown Manpower Program where she received her LPN degree.

She married John T. Irish on June 14, 1946, in Tupper Lake, NY.  Mr. Irish died on November 15, 1967.

On June 30, 1970, she married Fred E. Vallencour at  the United Community Church in Carthage.  Mr. Vallencour died on February 27, 2005.

In her earlier years, Virginia worked as a mother and homemaker caring for her large family.  After receiving her nursing degree, she worked as a private duty LPN at Carthage Area Hospital, and in the office of Dr. Richard Neil in Harrisville during the 1970’s.  In the 1980’s, she worked for Dr. Alvin Bregman’s oral surgeon practice in Watertown and also as an EMT for the Black River Ambulance. Additionally, for a number of years during the late 1990’s, she worked as a substitute nurse for Harrisville Central School.  

She was a long-time member of the Harrisville Christian Church, also frequently attended services at the United Methodist Church in Harrisville, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Throughout her life, “Jinny” was always very active in community and church affairs and events, and forever will be remembered for her engaging personality and wonderful sense of humor.  Of her many pastimes and interests, she liked sewing and knitting, and especially enjoyed bowling, singing in the church choir and playing the organ.

Surviving are her loving children, including her two daughters, Anne I. and (husband) Allen G. Weaver, of Boonville, and Cinda I. Alteri, of Apex, NC; her three sons, John Thomas and (wife) Katherine L. Irish, of Cary, NC, Joseph D. and (wife) Vickie Irish, of Cobleskill, NY, and Terry R. and (wife) Shelley Irish, of Shrewsbury, MA; 12 grandchildren, Erica and (husband) Kevin Maira, of Durham, NC, Dr. Kelly Weaver and (husband) Michael Jauch, of Cazenovia, NY, Chaira Alteri, of Maricopa, AZ, Jory and (wife) Lindsay Alteri, Raleigh, NC, Janna and (husband) Matthew Kanellis, of Cary, NC, Mitchell Irish and Ryan Irish, both of Fairport, NY, Andrew Irish and Austin Irish, both of Cobleskill, NY, Gregor and (wife) Kristin Irish, of Medway, MA, Callie and (husband) John Monte, of Scottsdale, AZ, and Kelsey Irish, of Shrewsbury, MA, and 5 great grandchildren, twins Sean and Christina Conley, Luka Kanellis, Cicily Alteri and Kendall Jauch.

She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Stevens, and her son-in-law, Joseph P. Alteri, who died in 2011.

Virginia’s funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 25th, at the Harrisville Christian Church, Harrisville, with the Rev. Michael C. Gault, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Harrisville Community Cemetery, Harrisville.

Virginia’s family will receive friends from 12 Noon until the time of her 1:30 p.m. Service on Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Harrisville Christian Church or the Harrisville Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville.

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Christina (Irish) Render
   Posted Sun November 25, 2012
I have many fond memories as a child growing up. I remember my sister Densey and I cutting our own hair and she took us to get it cut correctly.She laughed when we did it and said " I'm taking you to the beauty parlor to fix it". I will miss you greatly but also know that you are now with God ,uncle John and uncle Fred. Rest in Peace.

Kelly Ritz
   Posted Sun November 25, 2012
So sorry for your loss. I lived next door to her a few years ago she was a very nice woman and loved the dog I had at the time!! Mark & Kelly Ritz

Fred Chartrand
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
My heart and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Crystal and Darrell Seymour
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about Jinny. We just found out today. We would have been at the church if we had known.
We saw her a lot at the nursing home while visiting with Darrell's mom. She was such a sweet lady, always smiling and so friendly. She didn't remember us, but always remembered Evelyn. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kathy Manchester
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
To all of Jinny's family.....we were so sorry to hear of her passing but know she is in a better place now. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you celebrate the holiday season without her but with all of the loving memories you all have of her.
Dave and Kathy

Mike and Mary Lou Dalton
   Posted Sat December 01, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Aunt Jinny certainly cherished her family and was always a part of everything. We have many memories of her in Harrisville and walking "up town", of Lake Bonnaparte, and of the times when she visited Syracuse. Her warm and loving smile and personality will be remembered, as well as her generosity of spirit. Her door was always open and everyone became a friend and made a part of her life. Her quick wit and the ensuing laughter made her a joy to be around! She will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her.

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