Virginia King, 88, of Hamden, passed away on June 21, 2019 at the Hospital of St. Raphael after a short illness. Born on August 30, 1930 in West Haven to the late August and Tersina Longhini King, Virginia will be remembered as a devoted wife by her husband of 70 years, William King, Sr.; a caring mother to her son, Robert King, Sr. of Hamden; a loving grandmother to her grandchildren, Robert King Jr., Daniel King, and Meghan Virginia King; great- grandchildren, Veronica and Roman King; loving sister to Ines Noel; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, William King Jr., and eldest sister Yolanda Lavazza. Virginia was a graduate of West Haven High School and enjoyed taking college classes in Computer Science and Italian. She worked for Armstrong Rubber Co. and Jack Clifford Real Estate before being employed by Quinnipiac University for 17 years until her retirement. For 20 more years she continued to work for Quinnipiac's QU Polling Institute because she loved talking with people. Virginia also enjoyed traveling, reading, and writing. Although never published, she wrote children's stories that her family has cherished for generations and will continue to share. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Virginia's life at a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. in Ascension Church, 1050 Dunbar Hill Rd., Hamden. Burial will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of arrangements. Contributions in Virginia's memory may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or

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  1. I am going to miss Virginia. I met her, and worked with her at the Quinnipiac Poll for many years. A beautiful, loving, kind, compassionate,caring woman. My condolences and prayers to all her family.
    My prayer is that God our Father, the God of all comfort , will draw near to you and bring you peace in this your time of loss.
    We share your pain, and offer you our deepest sympathies both now, and in the days to come.
    All our love and prayers, Gary and Rosalie Lindblad

  2. I remember Virginia from QU Poll about ten years ago or so. She always talked about the activities she would do with her Granddaughter. Nice lady.

  3. My friend, my cohort, my pal, my baking mentor. I missed her when she left the Q poll and I shall miss her now. However, I know her gentle spirit her loving kindness that she has left us will continue to inspire everyone who knew her. It has been my pleasure to have know such a beautiful woman. My condolences to Bill and family knowing how much she loved you.

  4. I met Virginia on my 1st day of work at the QU Poll 10 plus years ago. She was so sweet and welcoming. Her presence always brought smiles to all. She was kind and gentle and will be sorely missed. She always had a cheerful demeanor and dressed in bright and fun outfits…which always brought compliments. I enjoyed many conversations with her and thought she was a pretty little Kewpie Doll…and I always told her so…and those beautiful sparkling blue eyed…sigh… To her family I wish comfort and strength from a loving God. May loving and lovely memories of Virginia sustain you.

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