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Virginia R. "Ginny" Prashaw, 74, Fowler
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Virginia R. "Ginny" Prashaw, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, at her home where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Calling hours are Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1 until 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Fr. Stephen Rocker, pastor of St. James Church, Gouverneur officiating and burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville.

Virginia was born April 28, 1936, in Gouverneur, the daughter of Bernard and Clarissa Tamblin Raymo. Ginny attended Richville and Gouverneur schools, eventually earning her general equivalency diploma later in life.

She married Francis L. "Frank" Prashaw on October 3, 1953, at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur with Msg. James T. Lyng officiating. Mr. Prashaw, a retired truck driver, passed away April 19, 1996.

Ginny had worked at Ames Department Store and at her husband's trucking company DKB Transportation in Richville where she lived 46 years until moving to Fowler. She had been a member of the Gouverneur VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Elks Lodge Auxiliary. Ginny enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening, making crafts, and being the rock of the family.

Ginny is survived by three daughters, Deborah Prashaw of Fowler, Karen and Charles "Red" Bishop of Fowler, and Betsy and Scott Dufresne of Watertown; three grandsons, Brooke and Crystal Bishop, Jim and Christina Dufresne, and Mike Dufresne; and a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Hale. She is also survived by three brothers, Carl and Bonnie Raymo of Richville, Paul and Rose Raymo of Pennsylvania, and Dave and Tracey Raymo of New Mexico; a sister, Kay and Kenneth Eichorn of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband and a grandson, Bryan Alguire.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley or a charity of one's choice.