Virginia M. Macaluso

March 30, 1950 - March 25, 2023
Virginia M. Macaluso

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Virginia “Ginger” Macaluso, of Leland, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2023, just one week shy of her 73rd birthday. After a brief battle with cancer, Ginger was transferred to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare where she was comfortable and could be surrounded by her family and loved ones. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Bob Macaluso, their children Michele Romano of Monroe, New York, Rob Macaluso, and his wife Sarah Macaluso, of Boone, North Carolina, her four grandchildren whom she adored and who equally adored her: James Romano, Gabriella Romano, Edwin Macaluso, and Andrew Macaluso, and, as many of her neighbors knew her, by her beloved dog Gidget.

Ginger was the daughter of Ferdinando and Virginia Tenenni Giusti of Croton-on-Hudson, New York. After graduating from Ossining High School, Ginger dedicated her career to educating and enriching the lives of children, as a teacher’s aide, and eventually as an Administrative Assistant at Mercy College in the Department of Social Work. She and Bob retired to Leland, North Carolina, where she continued to serve with the Communities in Schools of Brunswick County in their before and after school program. Throughout her life Ginger quietly volunteered her time with both church and local organizations. She was a part of the Magnolia Greens Social Committee, and most recently enjoyed the title, “Coach Ginger” coaching bowling with the New Hanover Special Olympics alongside her husband Bob. Ginger was a beloved wife and mother, genuine grandmother, and considerate neighbor and friend. She will be missed by many.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 14.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare and asks for donations to be made to them in lieu of flowers.

Please leave memories and condolences for Ginger’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Stanislaus Church

4849 Castle Hayne Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429


Friday, April 14, 2023
11:00 AM

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  • April 18, 2023
    Bob Jefson says:
    My 11 year old golden retriever, Cooper, asked me to thank you for all the treats you gave him on our nightly walks . He always got excited when he would see Gidget from a block away and would pull me along so he could visit with her. At least that was what I thought was going on but when he met you he ignored Gidget and would promptly lay down in the hopes that you were playing Santa Claus and he would get even a small treat. Ginger, you were a very kind and good person and you will be missed. I am happy to know that you are at peace.

  • April 15, 2023
    Michele says:
    Hi Mom , we miss you so very much. We had a very chocolate cake for your birthday. So many times I have wanted to pick up the phone to call you. 💔 We will see you again. We love you 💗

  • April 10, 2023
    Mary-Lou Cook says:
    With fond memories of working with Ginger on the MG Social Committee. She was particularly dedicated to events for children - loved making Easter and Christmas special for them, their parents, and grandparents! Her kind and gentle way, her smile and laugh will be missed.

  • April 08, 2023
    Joe, Teresa, Christina, and Joanna Danile says:
    Ginger was such a loving individual, always expressing care and concern for her family and friends. Her optimism was an inspiration to all. She will be greatly missed. Bob, may you and your family find comfort and peace in the cherished memories.

  • April 07, 2023
    Patricia A Burnett says:
    Bob, So sorry to hear about your loss. Ginger was an overall wonderful caring person. She touched many lives in a positive way that will not be forgotten. She will be missed by many but, as I know well, especially by her family. She will always be there with you in your wonderful memories of all you shared together. With fondest regards, Pat Burnett