Virginia Walker Gattone

March 19, 1936 - October 5, 2013
Virginia Walker Gattone


Virginia Walker Gattone, 77, of Wilmington, died on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was born on March 19, 1936 in Long Island, New York to the late Thomas Hoyt and Mary Virginia Walker.

Virginia taught elementary education for 32 years in Randolph, New Jersey. She loved to play bridge and was part of the Juliets in Wilmington.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by a brother James, and Hoyt Walker.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Linda & Bill Busby of Wilmington; sons, Peter & Eileen Gattone of Marietta, GA and Michael & Debbie Gattone of Norcross, GA; brother, Carl Walker of Memphis, TN; grandchildren, Jamie & Matt Anderson, Daniel Gattone, Kevin Gattone, Kelly Busby, Holly Busby and Allison Gattone.

A Celebration of Life will be 1 PM on Monday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • January 25, 2014
    Allison Gattone says:
    Grammy. You will be deeply missed.

  • October 06, 2013
    Thayel M. Caison says:
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • October 06, 2013
    Wendy Adkins says:
    May your memories comfort you during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you close.

  • October 06, 2013
    The McDonald Family says:
    Dear Tom, Eileen and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With sincere sympathy and love, Bill and Anne McDonald

  • October 08, 2013
    Patricia Fox says:
    Dear Linda & Bill, Kelly & Holly, The picture in the newspaper of Ginny is so lovely; even more so when I went on line & saw her in color. Such a pretty lady. I never knew she was from LI; always thought of her as a Jersey-ite. I had no idea that she was ailing; I sure hope Hospice was good to her. I have been battling some medical crises myself, so my heart goes out to your family even more. Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your beautiful mother, Linda & thanks for the memories. Hope this finds you all well. Sincerely, Patricia Fox