Virginia Foote

1932 - 2018

COOPERSTOWN - Virginia Foote, 85, of Cooperstown, passed away February 20, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

She was born April 16, 1932, in Mahopac, the youngest of the seven children of John and Alvina (Blumer) Deinhardt. 

Virginia was a 1950 graduate of Mahopac High School. A dedicated homemaker while her children were young, Virginia then worked in retail prior to joining the Reader’s Digest magazine until her retirement.

In 1989, Virginia moved to Cooperstown to be near her daughter and worked at The Brookwood School as well as Moon Dreams Gift Emporium. She was an avid reader, cat lover, flower gardener, and especially enjoyed spending time with family. 

Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Bliss of Cooperstown; daughter-in-law Carol Votta; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Rudemyer, Steven (Jackie) Rudemyer, Rachel (Kyle) Bliss Grup, Eric Bliss and Ethan Bliss, as well as great granddaughters Olivia Renaud and Kasey Grup, several nieces and nephews and her extended “Bliss Family”. 

Virginia was predeceased by her first husband, Andrew Rudemyer, her second husband, Robert Foote, her son, John Rudemyer, and all of her siblings.

At her request there will be no services.

As a way to remember Virginia, her family respectfully requests that memorial gifts be directed to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is serving the family. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.