Virginia Louise Safer, of Watertown, died peacefully at home on July 11, 2021. She was born on July 21, 1926, in Boston, to Richard Safer and Alice Quoyoon Safer. Predeceased by her brothers Edward, Ashur and sister Lily, she is survived by her cousins, Edward George, Janet George Murnick and Jenifer Siegelman as well as many other family members and friends.
A graduate of Watertown High School and Katherine Gibbs School, from which she received certification as an Executive Secretary, she began her career in publishing in 1947 at Scribner Music Books where she began as an Assistant and retired twenty five years later as an Editor.
While there she further developed her lifelong passion for music which she had begun as a chorister at St. Andrew’s Church in Belmont.
In 1975 she began a second career with Business Interiors, Inc. of Boston where she designed and oversaw the installation of corporate business suites in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. In her leisure time, Virginia enjoyed vacationing with friends, often combining her love of travel with her interest in music and church architecture visiting cathedrals in the UK, France and Italy.
Throughout her life she was involved in the Episcopal Church serving locally in her church and regionally and nationally on Diocesan committees, taskforces and boards. She also supported the work of St. James Armenian Church.
Virginia, as the English nursery rhyme tells us of children born on a Thursday, was loving and giving. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her generosity and unwavering dedication to her family and friends. She will be missed.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 18, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home. 558 Mount Auburn Street, Waterown. Service will be held at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home on Monday, July 19, at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wounded Warrrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Highland Avenue, Watertown.
Due to the ongoing Covid - 19 pandemic, current public health and safety measures will be followed. Facemasks will be required for everyone's safety.