2012-03-08 / Obituaries

Virginia G. Albosta

Virginia G. Albosta. 95, Gainesville, FL, died March 1 at her home.

A memorial mass was held March 5 at 10 a.m. at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Gainsville FL, with Father Jeff McGowan officiating. Burial will take place at Higgins Lake in the spring.

Born Aug. 3, 1916 in Sebewaing, she was the daughter of Edward and Gertie Hornbacher. In her youth she worked on her family farm. Later in life she worked in business including working for the North Central Area Credit Union in Roscommon. She had lived at Higgins Lake with her husband Tony where they owned and operated a grocery store and a butcher shop, Tony’s Little Mighty Store, for 32 years. She was known to be strong and independent and for her sense of humor. She was known as a good cook making special birthday cakes and banana bread. She was also known to sew. She had resided in Gainesville, FL for the past 10 years.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Tony; parents, Edward and Gertie Hornbacher; brothers, Dr. Wallace V. and Dr. Vern G. Hornbacher and son-in-law, Charles R. “Chuck” Perry.

Surviving are her two daughters, Nancy V. Perry of Gainesville, FL and Susan (Al) Blades of San Antonio, TX and sister, Tottie Stoeckle of Connecticut.

The family wishes to thank the Rose Court, Azalea Trace and Haven Hospice at the Village, Gainseville for their care.

Memorial contributions can be directed to St. Hubert Catholic Church, Higgins Lake.

Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL, handled the arrangements.

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