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Monday, May 23, 2016

Obituary: Virginia Marlyn Chamberlain, 86, Belfast

Virginia Marlyn Chamberlain, 86, of East River Rd. passed away Sunday morning May 22, 2016 as the birds sang after the church bells rang.
Born August 14, 1929 in Saratoga Springs she was the daughter of William H. Deuell and Margaret Elizabeth Piehaczek Deuell.
Virginia was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School Class of 1947, and Cornell University Class of 1951, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics.
On July 15, 1951 she married Wendell Chamberlain and made their home in Belfast on the Family Dairy Farm. She taught 3rd Grade at Cuba Elementary School for 19 years before her retirement.
Virginia was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Saratoga Springs, Belfast Grange, Allegany County Pomona Grange, NYS Grange, The National Grange, and attended the Belfast United Methodist Church.
Virginia was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Teacher. She loved to read, sew, knit, crotchet, quilt, and can vegetables from the garden. After her retirement she aspired to write Children's Literature. In later years she enjoyed her indoor plants and watching the birds at her feeders, especially the Cardinals.
Virginia is survived by her six children Carl (Heidi) Chamberlain of Amsterdam NY; Sharon (Joe) Hartzold of Danvers IL; Gerald (Beth) Chamberlain of Stillwater NY; Ellen (Jim) Woolley, Brian Chamberlain, Steven (Vicki) Chamberlain of Belfast NY; Brother William H. Deuell (Nancy) Arnold CA; 20 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.
Virginia was predeceased in death by her Husband, Father, Mother, a Daughter-In-Law, an Infant Daughter, and an Infant Granddaughter.
Friends may call at The Belfast United Methodist Church, Sunday June 5th at 2 pm. Followed by a Memorial Service at the Belfast United Methodist Church at 3 pm Sunday June 5th, Pastor Nancy Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery Belfast.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to the Belfast Rescue Squad, Belfast Volunteer Fire Department, The Belfast United Methodist Church or the Charity of the donor's Choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast.