Virginia Ann LaDuke

June 16, 1941March 21, 2020

Virginia (Healey) LaDuke, age 78, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly Plattsburgh, New York, passed away due to complications of metastatic kidney cancer on March 21st, 2020. She was born June 16th, 1941 in Malone, New York. Virginia resided with her daughter, Janine (LaDuke) Dodd, in Douglasville, Georgia at the time of her death. She enjoyed playing games on her computer and putting together Thomas Kinkade puzzles to keep her mind sharp. She was very giving to her friends and would always make herself readily available any time of the day or night to those who would call upon her for help. Virginia felt that education was the key to success in life and achieved a BS and MBA for herself. As a woman of faith, she lived and embodied her Catholic morals, beliefs and values. She also sang in many church choirs over her lifetime. When she lived in Boca Raton, Florida, she was an alto in Our Lady of Lourdes Church choir and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall.

She is predeceased by her mother, Lillian (Shatraw) Healey; father, Herbert Healey; and brother, Richard Ciccarone.

Virginia is survived by her children, Janine (LaDuke) Dodd of Douglasville, GA and James LaDuke Sr. of Dannemora, NY; sister, Janet Mostyn and nephew Jonathan Mostyn of Winter Park, FL; ex-husband Albert LaDuke of Dannemora, NY; son-in-law, Calvin Dodd of Douglasville, GA; daughter-in-law, Mary LaDuke of Dannemora, NY; grandsons, James M. LaDuke Jr. and Alexander Dodd.

Private services will be held in the Summer of 2020 as well as burial in the family plot at St. George’s Catholic Church in Burke, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Virginia’s honor to American Cancer Society (ACS), 1825 Barrett Lakes Boulevard, Suite 280, Kennesaw, GA 30144,

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Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


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Virginia Ann LaDuke

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Barbara Racine

March 25, 2020

Janine, I have so many fond memories of your mom and you with dance, and dancing at midnight mass she was always so kind to me 😌 I’m so sorry for your loss but know she’s singing with the angels and no longer in pain but at peace. I pray for you in this time of grief 🙏🏻😌❤️ Love

Debbie Cook

March 24, 2020

Janine, I never met your Mother, but she sounds like a remarkable woman. I know that her daughter is, too. Deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of great loss. Prayers and hugs,
Debbie Cook

Teresa Parker

March 24, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Ms. LaDukes passing. She was one of my favorite patients she always brightened my day. The last time she was in our office she still had a smile on her face even though she was facing a lot of bad news. I will miss our conversations and sharing in each others lives. Love Teresa Parker, CMA

Debra Mayfield

March 23, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the LaDuke Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.