Virginia Wolf Peticolas

  • Born: September 7, 1939
  • Died: February 21, 2020
  • Location: Wayland, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Sister

Virginia Wolf Peticolas, wife of the late Warner Leland Peticolas, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2020. She was living in Wayland MA, formerly of Eugene, OR. She was 80 years old.

Born in Buffalo, New York in 1939, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Hannel) Wolf. Virginia was raised in East Aurora, New York. She graduated from East Aurora High School, class of 1957. Virginia went on to attend Cornell University earning her Bachelor of Science in microbiology, class of 1961. Virginia and Warner married in June of 1970. The couple settled in Eugene, Oregon and raised their family together. Virginia furthered her education attending the University of Oregon, earning her Master's Degree in Architecture, class of 1984.

Virginia worked for Rubenstein's Contract Carpet Company as well as an architect designer, retiring in 2001.

Virginia lived life to the fullest. An avid tennis player and skier, Virginia loved to play tennis with her YMCA tennis team and ski at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. She was a world traveler and accomplished watercolor artist. Virginia adored her pets and was an exceptional cook. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and camping.

Virginia is survived by her children, Cynthia Peticolas of Damar, KS; Laura Peticolas of Rohnert Park, CA: Alicia Kelley and husband Mike of Maynard, MA; Nina Tanti and husband Patrice of Campbell, CA; Phillip Peticolas of Eugene, OR; her cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Kelsey, Lia, Maxime, Logan, Tanner, Kristen, Julia, Waylon, Daniel and Johnny; and her beloved great granddaughter Jentry. She is also survived by her sister, Martha Gale of Brevard, NC.

Details of a memorial celebration of her life will be provided at a later date.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jeff and I send heartfelt condolences to Ginny's family. I would like to send a more personal note, perhaps to Alicia to share but am not sure of current address. To all, I thought so well of Ginny and regret the coast to coast separation. She was a wonderful , exceptional woman.

Posted by Kathy Lea    April 09, 2020

Dear Laura and family,
I was honored to have met Ginny almost 10 years ago, when I moved to Eugene from L.A. We met when you and Jill were at a conference in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ginny and I were the "nannies" for our two grandsons, who were about 5 months old at the time. It was easy to be in Ginny's company, and we both began a sweet friendship. I loved her home and her watercolor paintings and the many conversations we had about our "earlier lives." Ginny had class-----always elegant, even in casual clothes. She enjoyed fine food and wine and the Eugene Symphony. And she had a delightful sense of humor-----even had the ability to laugh about herself----a special gift! I often think of her when I drive near your old house. I am thankful for the good times we had together. I know that all who loved Ginny will miss her dearly. We were lucky to have her in our lives.
My deepest condolences,
Roz Stein, Eugene, Oregon

Posted by Roz Stein - Eugene, OR - Friend   March 02, 2020

Dear Alicia and Laura, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was always a warm, sunny and welcoming presence during the many times I was invited to your home for sleepovers, dinners and ski trips. She had a way of always making you feel comfortable and light-hearted and in on some unspoken joke. I'm sure your family will miss her very much, and I feel grateful to have known her. Big hugs to you all.

Posted by Natalie Slocum - Portland, OR - Family Friend   March 01, 2020

I'll miss you, dear Ginny. You were so much fun and an important part of my life. Be at peace. Love, Nina

Posted by Nina Tanti - Campbell, CA - Daughter   February 29, 2020

Laura & Alicia & your whole family, I am sorry for your loss. My favorite memory of your mom is from the first time I ever came over to your house on Arline Way. Laura asked if I wanted ice cream, and I expressed amazement & doubt that we would be allowed to eat ice cream in the middle of the afternoon without permission. Laura showed me your huge freezer full (at least it seemed that way to my 12 year old self) of different flavors of ice cream and I was agog. She served me a big helping and just as we were sitting down to eat it, Ginny walked in and exclaimed, "What!?! What are you doing eating ice cream before dinner?!?" I was horrified but then she and Laura started laughing and laughing, and I realized that she had heard me expressing concern and was just teasing. In this way, and with her huge warm smile and sparkling eyes, she made me feel so at home and comfortable, as she did again and again at the many sleepovers Laura hosted. I loved being a guest in her home and at her dinner table. I send lots of love & hugs!! xoxo Jessica

Posted by JESSICA (BULL) HOPE - WOODSIDE, CA - Family Friend   February 28, 2020

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Ginny was my tennis partner. I loved her generous spirit and great serve. She was a delight on and off the court. Her love of good food and cheeses were always appreciated at our tennis gatherings.

Posted by Joanie Fulton - Eugene, OR - Friend   February 28, 2020

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Ginny was a cool person and a friend. We enjoyed many spirited conversations in the wooden hot tub. She will be missed dearly.

Posted by Brad Johnson - Cody, WY - Family Friend   February 28, 2020

Dear Laura, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's death. May your memories soften the pain of your loss. I know she was a
wonderful mother because she raised such an exceptional daughter. I want to extend prayers and sympathy to your family and blessings to each of you.

Posted by Jaye Talus - Sugar Land, TX - Friend   February 27, 2020


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I’ll miss you, dear Ginny. You were so much fun and an important part of my life. 😥 Be at peace. Love, Nina