Virginia Pontefract

Virginia E. Pontefract (Eriksen)

July 6, 1924 - January 6, 2019
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Virginia E. (Eriksen) Pontefract, a lifelong resident of Chelmsford, passed away at D'Youville Senior Care on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Pontefract who died in 2009.

Virginia was born in Chelmsford on July 6, 1924 and was a daughter of the late Henry and Helen (MacFayden) Eriksen. Her friends knew her as “Ginny”

She attended Chelmsford High School, served as a class agent and graduated in 1942. Ginny was a member of the All Saints Church, Quilt Club, Chelmsford Garden Club, Friends of Library and American Womens Club of Antigua.

Ginny worked for AT&T as an operator and Lowell General Hospital gift shop.

She liked to spend time volunteering, figure skating, dancing and traveling.

Virginia is survived by two daughters, Susan Fowler and her husband Wade of Weare, NH and Karen Pellegrino and her husband Dino Kokinos of West Palm Beach, FL, three grandchildren; Robin Flynn of Maricopa, AZ and Brett Fowler and Nick Fowler, both of Weare, NH, and a great-grandson, Ryan A. Flynn.

It being her wish, calling hours have been omitted.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 11 o'clock at Pine Ridge Cemetery, 130 Billerica Road, Chelmsford. Kindly gather at the cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    January 9, 2019 | 11:00am
    January 9, 2019 11:00am
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Jonathan MacKenzie
  • Interment

    January 9, 2019 | 11:00am
    January 9, 2019 11:00am
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Cindy Buckingham you

Posted at 10:10pm
Susan & Karen, I'm very sorry for your loss. My mom really enjoyed Ginny's visits and we enjoyed seeing her too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Cindy (Ducharme) Buckingham & family.

Wendy Marshall-Hudzik

Posted at 07:21pm
Karen, Susan and family, My sympathy. I have lots of memories of visiting with Ginny and the extend Eriksen clan! Hope you do too! Sincerely, Wendy

Judy Sousa

Posted at 05:34pm
Karen and Susan and families - we are so sorry for your loss of your mom. She was a great friend to my mom. May you find peace with all your memories you have. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Virginia... Love Judy (Ducharme) and Lenny Sousa. xo

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