Virginia (Ginny) Stephens Pompeani, 91, of Erie passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, March 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born on January 12, 1927 in Erie, the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Margaret (O’Connor) Stephens, Sr.
She attended Strong Vincent and Mercyhurst Prep, and graduated from Mercyhurst College in 1948 with a degree in Home Economics. She taught at Academy and East High Schools before retiring in 1984.
Virginia was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, and enjoyed an active social life with her many treasured friends. She enjoyed gardening,cooking, and entertaining at her home, and spent 27 warm winters as a “snowbird” in Pensacola Beach, FL.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four siblings; Margaret (Peggy) Bakley, Nora Jean (Norge) Downey, Arthur Stephens, Jr. and Susan Boyce.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Hugh Pompeani; one daughter Sue Pompeani Palka (Joe) of Gaithersburg, MD, and two sons, Rick Pompeani (Ann) and Phil Pompeani (Ayca Land) all of Erie. Virginia is also survived by her cherished grandchildren; Elizabeth Palka Minukas (Mike) and Nora Palka, and Dr. David Pompeani (Katie), Mark, Meredith, and Nick Pompeani. She is further survived by one great-granddaughter, Anastasia Grace Minukas along with many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. on Tuesday from 6-8 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Thursday at 10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Church, 2801 W.6th St., Erie, PA 16505 or Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Rd., Harborcreek, PA 16421.