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Virginia "Ginny" (Sellitto) Fisher

September 16, 1923 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 94)
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Mine Hill:  Virginia “Ginny” S. Fisher (nee Sellitto) passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 after complications from Parkinson’s.  She was 94 years of age.

Ginny was born in Orange, NJ, the third child of five siblings and the first daughter.   Ginny graduated from Boonton High School.  Though she traveled throughout her life with her beloved husband, George W. Fisher, a 21-year member of the U.S. Navy active duty force, including stops in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Pensacola Florida, and Fort Knox, Kentucky, she celebrated life in Mine Hill, New Jersey with her family for most of her life.

Mrs. Fisher worked soldering electronic components for Boonton Radio Corp. during WWII.  She also worked at Dover High School in the Cafeteria for many years during the 1970's, serving and sneaking meals and extra large portions to students with a happy smile and greeting.

The consummate neighbor and community volunteer Ginny generously volunteered her time for friends and family alike, sharing her self developed talent for playing the piano and organ.  She was proud to belt out standards like the Grand Old Flag, America The Beautiful, and God Bless America at the VFW Hall, American Legion, Nursing homes and other venues.  She was always found in the kitchen of the Mine Hill American Legion, preparing and serving meals for hungry guests at celebrations. Ginny also served as leader of the Mine Hill Girl Scouts for Junior Troop 587.

Her patriotism extended to full membership of the Mine Hill American Legion Ladies Auxiliary where she served as Chaplain for many years and then as President of Unit 391 in 1988-89 and also the U.S. Fleet Reserve Association.  She dedicated her life to helping many people, and took particular joy in volunteering services in support of veterans and their families.

Ginny loved to dance and was the first one on the floor at weddings and parties and was an accomplished dancer with George and together they won a dancing contest performing the jitterbug while stationed in Pensacola. 

Ginny took great pride in caring for and doting on her Grandson, Arthur George Lopez, and called him the sunshine of her life.  She and George were always on the sidelines rooting their grandson on in Little League and other sports and took great joy in celebrating his accomplishments.

Her beloved husband George predeceased her in 2010.  Ginny celebrated 60 years of marriage with him and provided loving care giving for him right up to his passing.  She was the epitome of loving wife and family in all of her exploits.

Ginny was predeceased by her father Michael Nicholas Sellitto, mother Gertude Melinda Manee, brothers Benjamin Nicholas, Robert, and Michael Thomas Sellitto, and sister Gertrude Linda Nowak.

Ginny is survived by her daughter Sherry Lopez and her husband Art, and her Grandson Arthur (A.G.).

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her wonderful smile and friendliness will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Visitation will be held 4-8pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.

A funeral service will be held 10:30am on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mine Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ginny’s memory may be made to the Mine Hill First Aid Squad or Mine Hill/Wharton Police Department.

Donations may be made to:

Mine Hill First Aid Squad
10 Baker Street, Mine Hill NJ 07803

Wharton/Mine Hill Police Department
10 Robert St # 2, Wharton NJ 07885

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