Avid Boston sports fan

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition

LYNNFIELD — Virginia R. Miraglia, 84, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Meadow View Center in North Reading.

She was born in Jay, Maine on June 22, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Leroy P. and Grace (Volpe) Gonnella.

Virginia was a graduate of Jay High School in Jay, Maine. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She was known for her baking skills, and was also an avid Boston sports fan.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Miraglia. She was the loving mother of John A. Miraglia and Linda A. Busch. She was the sister of Robert Gonnella and his wife Mary Ann; George Gonnella and his wife Janice; Roy Gonnella and his wife Dorothy; Anthony Gonnella and his wife Jeanine; and Ann Powers and her husband Alan. She was the sister-in-law of Barbara Gonnella and Phyllis Miraglia. Virginia is also survived by her six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was held at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield on Friday, October 13.  Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield prior to the mass.