Virginia

November 5, 1931 ~ October 17, 2022

Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Rochester, New York

It is with great sadness that the family of Virginia T. Newland, born Regina Theresa Makowiecki, announces her death on October 17, 2022, at the age of 90. Virginia was born in Rochester, NY to Stephen and Martha Makowiecki on November 5, 1931. She graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1949, and was a lifelong resident of Rochester. 

Virginia was devoted to her family, many friends, and church. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, and served there on many committees, including bookkeeping and communion service. Virginia enjoyed outings with St. Mark’s ‘Seniors on the Move’. One of her favorite trips was to the The Merry-Go- Round Playhouse in Auburn, and once they traveled to Italy, visiting the Vatican and her favorite place, Assisi. She loved reading, lunch with friends at Red Lobster, Dancing with the Stars, and made every event an adventure. Although primarily a homemaker, Virginia was employed part time by the Hilton Central School District as a bus driver, and later as a teacher’s aide. She loved crafts, knitting, cards and games. Virginia loved being part of a team and played co-ed volleyball, and was a member of a championship bowling team, and a championship Rochester Softball League team, where being a lefty, she played first base. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, George C. Newland, a retired Monroe County Deputy Sheriff, and Federal Marshal. She is survived by her five daughters: Nancy Newland, Marilyn Blodgett, Susanne Newland, Carol Newland, and Cheryl Livingstone, her grandchildren: Eric (Nicole) and Daniel Newkirk, John and Diana Livingstone, and Jill (Robert) Trembath, Esq., 4 great grandsons: Bradley, Rian, and Matthew Newkirk, and Liam Teague, along with several nieces and nephews and their families. 

There will be no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 5 2022, 10 AM, at St. Mark’s Church, 54 Kuhn Road, Rochester NY, 14612, followed by private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Sunset House, 3746 St Paul Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617.

Services

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday November 5, 2022 10:00 AM

St. Marks Church
54 Kuhn Road
Rochster, NY 14612


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  1. Ginny was a wonderful person to be around. She was always so cheerful and kind. She will be missed by all who knew her. Be at peace.

  2. Sorry for your loss, it struck me how much all you girls look like her in some sense. I was reminded of how well she was liked by the kids and her coworkers when she drove the bus. Cherish the good memories

  3. Your Mom knows what our life’s cycle is all about now. She is free of pain and anxiety and is enjoying her new eternal life. Remember that she will always be in your heart and you will never feel alone. God bless my sweet Aunt. May you rest in peace.

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