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Virginia Buel

Obituary of Virginia R. Buel

Catskill- Virginia “Ginny” Buel 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday,  November 23, 2023.

Virginia was born on September 20, 1930 in the town of Broome to George and Myrtle Duncan Knowles.

Virginia was raised on her family farm on Knowles Rd. in Potter Hollow. She attended a one-room schoolhouse also on Knowles Rd. and graduated from Middleburgh High School. She married Shirley E. Buel on February 20, 1949.

Virginia worked as a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service and retired after 37 years. She was a member of the Cairo Methodist Church and the Clematis Garden Club. She took great pride in her beautiful flower gardens that surrounded her home. She loved identifying all the birds that visited her many birdfeeders, especially her favorite, the cardinals.

Virginia is survived by her children Benjamin (Terry), Kenneth (Faith) and Kimberly, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia is predeceased by two sons, Gary Buel and Kevin Buel, brothers Raymond Knowles and Alfred Knowles, and sisters Marjorie Dahl and Doris Bode.

At the request of the family private services have been entrusted to A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, with internment being held at the Cairo cemetery.

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A Memorial Tree was planted for Virginia
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home - Greenville