Virginia "Ginger" Reed Passafaro, age 61, of Fredonia, N.Y, died Thursday April 4, 2013 at her Fredonia residence. She was born July 25,
1951 in Dunkirk, N.Y, the daughter of the late Malcolm C. and Elizabeth Heffernan Reed. Mrs. Passafaro was a graduate of Stella Niagara
Prep in Lewiston, N.Y., and Curry College in Milton, MA, and obtained her master's degree in Special Education from SUNY Fredonia. She held special education positions at ARC and St. Joseph's School for Exceptional Children. A lifetime gardener, she was a member of the
Brooks Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shorewood Country Club. Mrs. Passafaro belonged to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk, N.Y.
and then St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Fredonia. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Jeffrey G. Passafaro; and
two sons, Jeffrey R. Passafaro of Milwaukee, Wis., and Reed A. Passafaro of Boston, Mass. She also leaves behind beloved family members; sisters Karen R. Kearns and Mary R. Dempsey; and brothers Thomas E. Reed and John Reed. Also survived by many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends and family may call today from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Larson-Timko Funeral Home, 20 Central
Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk, N.Y. Monday at 10 a.m. (Please assemble at Church.) Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Fredonia. Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ginger's memory may be made to the RO Foundation Fund at the Northern Chautauqua Community
Foundation, 212 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, NY 14048, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240, Chautauqua County
Hospice, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.