Virginia  Franco
Died: Nov 10, 2013
Virginia Franco, 62, of Independence passed away on November 10, 2013. She was born in Newark, NJ on March 21, 1951 to the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Munweiler) Langbein.  She was predeceased by her late husband, Ronald Joseph Franco, Sr.

She was a Teacher at the Central School and Liberty Learning Center in Great Meadows, NJ.  She was a parishioner at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ. Virginia loved spending time at the beach and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Virginia is survived by her children, Ronald Franco and his fiance, Brianne Kot; Erica and her husband Thomas Hanson; Nicole and her husband Michael Russo; 6 brothers; 1 sister and 3 grandchildren, Thomas, Ella and Sophie.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Mass will be held on  Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Interment will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365.

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Laureen Timbrell
November 14th, 2013 2:22 pm
Ginny and I taught together at Central School and I have many happy memories of our time together. Our son, Doug, played high school basketball with Ronnie, where our friendship continued. I am so sorry for your loss.
Debbie and Steve Albert
November 13th, 2013 12:00 pm
Erica, Nicole and Ronnie.....We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of your dear mother from our Independence neighborhood and also from having lunch together at Central School. With Ginny there was always time to laugh whether we were shopping together or having a cup of tea or discussing kids. We will miss her and hope that your memories of your mom and knowing how she was loved by so many will bring you some comfort at this time. Debbie and Steve Albert
Larry and Linda Flanigan
November 13th, 2013 9:37 am
Ron , We are sorry for your loss. There are no words that properly convey empathy.
Sue and Bill Gallogly
November 13th, 2013 7:41 am
Dear Erica and family, I'm saddened by your loss and am keeping you in my thoughts. From the stories you've shared about her I know your Mom was a great parent and lovely person who will be missed by many. Take care.
jon and lynne langbein
November 13th, 2013 4:42 am
we are so sorry for your loss.
Paul, Sue, Brian , Brittany
November 12th, 2013 10:11 pm
You are in our hearts and thoughts. May today's sorrow give way to peace and comfort in God's loving way. Aunt Ginny your joy and laughter no longer in our life to share but in our hearts you are always there. Peace and Love.
November 12th, 2013 6:59 pm
Erica ,Nicole and Ron, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Ginny was such a fun aunt .I remember her well when I was growing up. The great times we all had at the shore. Those memories stay with us forever. Bless you and your family during these trying days. May she rest in peace.
Mev Miller & Nancy HOward
November 12th, 2013 6:31 pm
Erica & family. You are embraced. There are no words but know we hold you in our hearts. Mev & Nancy
Laurie Langbein
November 12th, 2013 11:47 am
Dear Erica, Nicole, and Ronnie: You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. I want you to know I am thinking of you and what you and your family must be going through right now. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. Words cannot express how saddened I am of her passing away. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I still can hear Aunt Virginia's voice when we were all at the beach as young children and through the years. All of the fond memories will never be forgotten...she will be missed. Love, Laurie and Daniel
Carol Brandt & Don Lorek
November 12th, 2013 11:18 am
Ron and Brianne, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with with you and your family during this difficult time.
Robert Langbein
November 12th, 2013 10:18 am
Dear Erica, Nicole and Ron. I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother. May God bless Aunt Virginia.
Bruce Zarembka
November 12th, 2013 9:14 am
Erica and Family, My deepest condolances to you and your entire family. The passing of a loved one is never easy, but find peace in knowing that she will always be with you, both in memories and spirit. Peace, Love and Positive Thoughts. Bruce
Robin Ashley Covington
November 12th, 2013 8:23 am
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." I'm so sorry Erica, prayers to you and your entire family!!! God bless you all.
Maraiah Popeleski
November 12th, 2013 7:51 am
Dear Erica and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Maraiah
Paul, Susan, Brian, Brittany DeVeau
November 11th, 2013 6:52 pm
You are in our hearts and thoughts today Erica, Nicole, and Ronnie. Family and Friends. May today's sorrow give way to peace and comfort in Gods loving way. Aunt Ginny your spirit,joy and contagious laughter no longer in our lives to share but in our hearts and memories you are always there! Peace be with you.
Aimee and Kyle
November 11th, 2013 6:40 pm
Nicole Aimee and I are extremely sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers to help you and your family get through this hard time. It must help you to know you have a great man in Mike to be your rock. Stay strong. All our love, Aimee and Kyle
Jennifer, Jeff & Brianna Swaringen
November 11th, 2013 5:49 pm
Erica, Nicole & Ronnie, My heart aches for you all. Please know that our prayers are with each one of you. I will be praying that God will comfort your hearts, uplift your spirit, and carry you all through this sadness to a place of peace. How I will forever miss your Mom! Hugs to you all. Jennifer, Jeff & Brianna Swaringen
Ericka Walman
November 11th, 2013 5:02 pm
Erica and Family, I'm incredibly sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother's passing. I have very fond memories of her from so many years ago. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and sending prayers and peace.
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