Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Brondis in:
 • Pine Plains Cemetery
 • Clay
 • Onondaga County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Virginia I. Harney Brondi
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 6, 1916
Death: Nov. 14, 2013

Virginia I. Brondi, 97, passed away with grace and dignity surrounded by her family in her own home on November 14, 2013. Born April 6, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts, Virginia (Harney) was the daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Eleanor Harney. She attended Sacred Heart Church in Cicero. She received the highest academic achievement award from the Bishop of the Boston Diocese during her primary years in the Boston catholic schools and later graduated from the prestigious Boston School of Latin. Virginia went on to receive a two-year degree from the Boston Clerical School of Business. Virginia worked in New York City as an executive assistant to Edward J. Noble, Chairman of American Broadcasting Corporation, Lifesaver Candies and former Undersecretary of Commerce. During the 1940s, she worked on Wall Street where she met her husband, Edward. During the 1960s, she worked for the Saratoga County Family Court. Upon moving to Cicero, she subsequently managed financial matters and was responsible for grants accounting for the Special Education Division, School of Education at Syracuse University until 1983. Virginia was known for her excellent command of Latin and the English language, financial skills and her extraordinary memory of facts, people, classic literature and poetry. All who knew her have enjoyed her precise recollection and discussion of events dating back to the 1920s through the end of World War II. She remained an insatiable reader most of her life. Her calligraphy prompted many a reader to take pause and observe before digesting her message. Virginia maintained an interest in political, cultural and religious affairs throughout her life. During her younger years she was a past president of the Catholic Daughters at Our Lady of Grace Church in Burnt Hills, New York. She was a regular participant at many WCNY musical galas in recent years. Virginia was also known for her sense of humor, her pointed opinions, strong will accompanied by a graceful manner. Virginia embraced the upstate lifestyle having resided here for the past 43 years while remaining true to her Boston Irish Catholic roots exemplified foremost by her accent. She was appreciative of life's natural splendors such as wildlife and her pets throughout her final years. She was predeceased by her younger brother, Robert and younger sister, Eleanor. She is survived by two sons, Paul of Cicero and Robert (and Cherie) of Clifton Park, New York and by her three grandchildren. She also is survived by many nephews and nieces. The family would also like to thank the caring aides from Home Aides of CNY and the medical staff from Gentiva Nursing, and finally, Peg Dolan. Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 19 at 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 20 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Cicero, NY. Burial will follow at Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay, NY.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2013 
Family links: 
  Edward W. Brondi (1912 - 1992)
Pine Plains Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Nov 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120380146
Virginia I. <i>Harney</i> Brondi
Cemetery Photo
Added by: mlamson2
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service