Virginia M. Hanrahan


Virginia M. Hanrahan

school department secretary

Virginia M. (Brown) Hanrahan, 79, of East Greenwich Avenue, died February 13, 2012 at St. Anne Hospital. She was the wife of the late Gerald C. Hanrahan.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Bernard E. and Gladys M. (McHugh) Hanrahan, she was a West Warwick resident for the past six years and previously resided in Cranston. She also enjoyed many winters in Vero Beach, Fla. Mrs. Hanrahan was a secretary for the Providence School Department for 20 years retiring in 1988.

An avid golfer, she was a longtime member of the North Kingstown Golf Club. She enjoyed travel, bridge and time with friends and family. Ginny was an active volunteer, notably at St. Elizabeth Home and Kent Hospital.

She is survived by a son, Gerald C. Hanrahan Jr. of Duxbury, Mass.; two daughters, Maureen Brown of Chepachet and Gayle A. Hanrahan-Sollecito of Swansea, Mass.; and six grandchildren. She was the sister of Eugene Brown of Connecticut and the late Paul, Donald and Vincent Brown.

Her funeral will be held Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. from Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road, Warwick, at 10 a.m. Calling hours are Feb. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. For condolences visit