Online Obituary for Virginia A. Pauly

Name: Virginia A. Pauly
Date of Birth: Dec 24, 1936
Date Deceased: Dec 02, 2020
Hometown: Hornell
State N.Y.
Age: 83 Years
Service Date: Sep 10, 2021
Service Time: 7 p.m.
Services Location: Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
Place of Interment: Hope Cemetery, Hornell
Virginia A. Pauly


Virginia A. Pauly

COXSACKIE, N.Y./HORNELL-Virginia A. Pauly, 83, of Coxsackie, formerly of Alley Avenue, Hornell, passed away late Wednesday evening (Dec. 2, 2020) at the Delmar Center in, Delmar, N.Y.

Born in North Hornell on Dec. 24, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Olive (Oakes) Crozier. On Dec. 21, 1958 she was married in Hornell to Ludwig F. “Louie” Pauly, who predeceased her on May 29, 1999 after 41 years of marriage.

A resident of Hornell for most of her life, Virginia was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1954 and received a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1958 and completed graduate studies at Elmira College and Geneseo State College.

She began her teaching career at Haverling Elementary School in Bath and later became employed with the Hornell City School District and taught first and second grades at the Columbian School from 1974 to her retirement in 1999.

Throughout the years Virginia has been involved with several different organizations including serving as president and a member of the former Jenny Rockwell Circle of Bethesda Community Hospital in North Hornell, a leader and a member of the Board of Directors for the Hornell Camp Fire Council, volunteered at the Hornell Public Library where she was in charge of a summer reading program for children, was a Cub Scout Den Mother and participated in functions at the former East Avenue Methodist Church in Hornell where she was also a member of the choir. For many years she was also involved with AFS (American Field Service) and hosted students from Indonesia and Germany. For the 1979 school years she hosted Isabel Araya Madrigal from Costa Rica.

Virginia was an avid reader and especially enjoyed doing arts and crafts, knitting, calligraphy and going on bus trips. She also knitted hats for newborns and volunteered with the Hornell Chapter of the American Red Cross wrapping Christmas presents and also volunteered with Sister Susan at Steuben County Rural Ministries.

Her loving family includes two children, Cynthia (Raymond) Donovan of Coxsackie, N.Y. and Douglas (Donna) Pauly of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren, Nicole, Jennifer and Ashley Donovan; also several cousins; as well as her AFS student, Isabel Araya Madrigal (Roberto) from Costa Rica and their children, Roberto, Jr. and Tabitha.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 10, 2021) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., where a “Celebration of Virginia’s Life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Interment was in Hope Cemetery, Hornell.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to their favorite charity.

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