In Madison, Nov. 15, 2003, Virginia Schipper Glas, 87, formerly of Painter Ave., West Haven, wife of the late Herman R. Glas, mother of Carol Gordon of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Marie Sapia of Essex, CT and Patricia Cosgrove of Hamden, sister of Evelyn Schlayer of New Haven and the late Bernice Schmidt and Francis Schipper. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Virginia was born in New Haven, Dec. 29, 1915 a daughter of the late Herman and Mary Malone Schipper. She had worked for 12 years in payroll services for the former First New Haven National Bank and was a 50 year resident of West Haven. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven, Wed., Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Vianney Church, West Haven at noon. Friends may call at the funeral home Wed. from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Carol & Marie, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I am unable to be with you on Wednesday, but know that I have been thinking about the two of you with such wonderful memories. If time allows I can be reached at 203-387-5220. God Bless you. Love, Judy

  2. Dear Marie, Carol & Patsy, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. I have many fond memories of Painter Ave. and of your family. When we were all kids, I considered Carol and Marie to be my best friends. You girls were very lucky to have your Mom for such a long, long time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Very sincerely, Susan Clark Lopath

  3. Patsy, I am an old school mate who graduated with you in 1969. I am sending you and your family my condolensces on the loss of your mother. I do remember her from our high school years and most of all I remember you! So please accept my condolensces to you and your family from and old schoolmate.

  4. To Carol, Marie and Patsy: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Over the last couple of years, I\’ve have a few wonderful opportunities to share some quality time with Virginia. She offered insight and any assistance she could in my family history quest. In her notes and discussions there always came out some memorable insight, which I will carry with me. She was a warm endearing person who was very proud of all of you and loved you dearly. Her smile and radiance will always be a fond memory to me. We will miss her. Paul Malone

  5. To the family of Virginia Glas–Sorry to hear of Virginia passing,my condolences to you her family. Virginia will always be remembered for her warm presence,charm and elegance.You have much to be proud of having her as your mother and grandmother. She will be missed by the family. My heartfelt sympathy..Eunice Malone Southworth

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