Virginia M. (Maguire) Bunn

Published on Sunday, 23 September 2018 20:50


Virginia M. (Maguire) Bunn, 82, of Bristol, beloved wife of Charles N. Bunn, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Bristol Hospital.

Virginia was born in Milo, Maine, on Dec. 23, 1935, and was a daughter of the late Dwight “Mickey” Maguire and Glennis (Stanchfield) Maguire. She was raised in Milo, Maine, before moving to Bristol, where she graduated class salutatorian from Bristol High School. She went to work as a secretary at New Departure, Barnes Group and Connecticut Public Television and was retired from Newington Children’s Hospital. She was an avid fan of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team, was a dog lover and a voracious reader. A member of the Congregational Church of Burlington, she was formerly a member of the First Congregational Church of Bristol, where she was the first female moderator.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, Virginia is survived by three daughters: Susan Bunn of Bristol, Melissa Balsam and husband, Richard, of Austin, Texas, and Katie Bunn and Frank Brooks of Plainville; her two beloved grandchildren: Jake and Grace Balsam; several nieces and nephews, and her dogs: Barkley and Dante. She was predeceased by her younger brother: Michael Maguire.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at noon at the Congregational Church of Burlington, 268 Spielman Highway, Route 4, Burlington. Burial will follow in Burlington Center Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Congregational Church of Burlington General Fund, P.O. Box 1291, Burlington, CT 06013-0291. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol is assisting the family. Please visit Virginia’s memorial website at .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Sunday, 23 September 2018 20:50. Updated: Sunday, 23 September 2018 20:53.