April 30, 1932 ~ September 23, 2022

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Virginia Marraro Mills, 90, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at the NC State Veterans Home.

Mrs. Mills was born April 30, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles Francis and Helen Winowitch Burns. She was a retired registered nurse and served as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force.

Among her survivors is a daughter, Lisa Cole.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Roger Arnsparger at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Basilica of St. Lawrence with burial to follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Four Seasons Foundation (www.FourSeasonsFdn.org) or to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org).


Funeral Mass: September 29, 2022 10:00 am

Basilica of St. Lawrence DM
97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Burial: September 29, 2022 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



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  1. Mother — thank you for the gift of life and for the sacrifices you made for me. May God have mercy on your soul, and may you rest in peace. Lord, grant them eternal rest, and may Your Perpetual Light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  2. Sweet Virginia, I enjoyed the chats we had while I was cutting your hair at the Veterans home, Rest In Peace dear lady I will miss you and your kind words…

  3. Thank you for the gift that you gave me. I was so blessed to have found you and grateful for the time we had together. So much love!

  4. Virginia, your love shone through to so many places near and far. Your daughter, Lisa, and the light she received from you is a blessing that shines in my heart. May you rest and play now, in peace.


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