Methuen MA - Virginia Beatrice (Clarke) Bova (88) of Methuen, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at home on November 5th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born on July 23rd, 1932 in Lawrence Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Wallace Clark and Beatrice (Bean) Clarke.
Virginia was educated in the Methuen school system and worked in multiple retail stores including Zayres, Ames, and finally retiring from Stuarts. She loved being surrounded by her large family. She enjoyed listening to classical Italian music and was an avid book reader. She was a competition ballroom dancer, with her favorites being the Tango and the Foxtrot. She had a larger than life personality and enjoyed engaging in brash barefaced banter with friends and family.
Along with her parents, Virginia is predeceased by her former husband Edmond Bova Sr., her siblings Frederick, Rita and Charles and her grandsons Gary Gaudet and David Bova. She is survived by her brother Lenneaus, and her 6 children, Michael (wife Ann) of North Andover MA, David of OR, Nancy (husband Joe) of Methuen MA, Paul (wife Gail) of Methuen MA, Edmond (wife Landi) of Berlin NH, and John of Ocala FL. Virginia had 17 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday November 8th, 2020 at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St. Salem, NH 03079, with a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19 conditions face masks are to be worn in the funeral home and social distancing must be observed.
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