of Chelsea, formerly of Livonia, passed away at age 82, June 2, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Chelsea. She was born June 24, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Casmier and Albina (Dudek) Owsiak.

Virginia grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from St. Hedwig High School. Virginia worked as a legal secretary for over 40 years, ending her career with Comerica Bank in their legal department. She was a long time member of the Daughters of Isabella and a volunteer at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Virginia attended St. Aiden in Livonia and St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Larry “Sonny”. She is survived by her children: Lawrence (Diane) Wudyka of Waterford; Suzanne (Scott) Gardner of Grand Rapids; Kathy (Jim) Callery of Chelsea; as well as 8 grandchildren, Lindsay, Tiffany, Kailey, Joe, Jeff, Maureen, John, and Carolyn; and 8 (almost 9) great-grandchildren who called her “Gigi.”

A Funeral Mass will take place Friday, June 11, 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10-11 am. Burial will be at St Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn, Michigan, at a future date.

Virginia was blessed to have met many wonderful friends during her time living in Chelsea who were supportive in her last few months during her struggles after her cancer diagnosis.

In lieu of memorial contributions her family asks that a random act of kindness be your contribution to continue the love which was shown to her.



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#2 Jackie Vandervoort 2021-06-11 12:36
My heartfelt thoughts go out to Virginia's family and friends. She was such a lovely lady. I have a fun memory of her entertaining me with 1950's top hits on her keyboard. It was truly special and I always enjoyed her company and conversation.
#1 Val Posegay 2021-06-10 17:02
Kathy Callery,
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and a prayers. May you find peace and comfort.
Val Posegay

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