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Virene G. Maccagno
1918 2024

Virene G. Maccagno

September 24, 1918 — January 30, 2024

Virene G. MacCagno of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Brookdale Oakwood at 105 years young. She was born September 24, 1918, in Apollo, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Armando and Jennie Giunipero.

Vi enjoyed baking, cooking, entertaining, and live music—both inside and outside of her home. She was the oldest active member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church (1956) and held the same title with Dayton TWIGs (Terrific Women in Giving) #26 which was formed in 1966 to support Dayton Children's Hospital. A highly skilled executive, Vi served as Supervisor of the Cornelia Shopping Service at Rike's Department Store downtown and later in life, was honored for serving twenty-five years as a volunteer for the City of Kettering.

A loyal Buckeye fan, Vi wouldn't miss a game. She kept stats on the players and even celebrated her 90th birthday on the field in Ohio Stadium being serenaded by TBDBITL in the playing of "Happy Birthday."
She was radiant and had a great sense of humor. Just her laughter alone would crack up everyone else around her. When asked what her secret to a long life was, her words of wisdom remained the same: "Keep doing what you've always done." Indeed, she lived life to the fullest and was loved by everyone who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete A. MacCagno and son-in-law, Kenny Palmer. Virene is survived by her four daughters of whom she was exceptionally proud; Patricia (Pete) Wilson, Marcia (Keith) Neel, Kristine (Dave) Martin and Sue MacCagno Palmer; loving grandchildren, Aimee Wilson, Eric (Lynda) Wilson, Leslie (Marlin) Martin Wright and Gary (Stacy) Martin; great grandchildren, Daniel Wilson, Luke Wilson, Rosalie Martin, Marlie Wright and Tony Wright.

Vi's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the kind and caring team at Brookdale Oakwood. Their exceptional service and dedication are greatly appreciated.

A Memorial Service will be held at Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Kettering, Ohio, on March 11, 2024, at 11:30 AM with reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Dayton Children's Hospital or Fairmont Presbyterian
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