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Virginia DeFrancesco, 71, Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Virginia C. deFrancesco, 71, of Stamford, died Sunday, Sept. 13.

She was born in Stamford on October 5, 1943, to Samuel M. and Catherine Paras Verses.

She was an insurance broker at Clifton Brokerage of Greenwich for many years.

She was a member of the Springdale PTO and was very involved with her daughters in the Girl Scouts of the USA.

She is survived by her husband Geary V. deFrancesco; daughters Samantha and Alexis deFrancesco; granddaughters Nikki deFrancesco and Hayley Navarrete -- all of Stamford, as well as her aunt Sophie Copley of Stamford.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was predeceased by many uncles and aunts.

Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service to be celebrated at 5 p.m.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. 2080 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT.

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