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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Barabara Virelli, 90 of Royal, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Northshire Residence in Spencer.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Pastor Deb Mechler officiated.

Burial took place at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Born October 20, 1920 in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Fred Jurgensen and Ethel Hogeboom Jurgensen. She married Edgar Foley with whom she had four children and was later married to Frank Virelli, Jr. with whom she had two children. Barbara lived in Hartford, Conn. most of her adult life where she worked for many years at Travelers Insurance and later at Parsons Diamonds in West Hartford, until her retirement in 1982. Barbara moved to Royal in 1989 where she became a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed visiting with her friends at Dinner Date; she loved cooking and baking for her grandchildren and friends; and she enjoyed doing crochet work and made many afghans for her family and friends.

Casket bearers were her grandchildren: Michael Virelli, and his wife, Sarah of Melrose Park, Ill., Tony Virelli, and his wife, Darla of Spencer, and Steven Virelli and his fiance, Stacy McCulley of Des Moines; and her great-grandchildren: Joshua and Domenic Virelli of Melrose Park, Ill.

She is survived by four sons: Jim (Linda) Foley of Indiana, Raymond Foley and Ronald Foley of Connecticut, and Jim (Pam) Virelli of Royal; two daughters: Grace Mangiafico of Spencer, and Catherine (Curtis) Grady of Connecticut; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews as well as friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and three sisters.

The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.