Virginia “Ginger” Yonta, 71, of Kingston, died Thursday, July 25, 2019 at HealthAlliance Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Virginia was the daughter of the late William and Virginia Rivera Atkinson.
Virginia first worked for the Kingston Telephone company, after which she was employed by Ulster Savings Bank as a receptionist. Virginia loved baseball and lived for her yearly trips to Yankee Stadium with her husband Don. She also had a passion for casinos and shopping which included frequent trips to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Mulberry Street and Little Italy.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s – St. Peter’s Church in Kingston where she served as both a Lector and Eucharistic Minister.
Virginia was a devoted and beloved wife of 48 years of Donald F. Yonta Sr., She is the mother of Donald F. Yonta of Saugerties, and Robert Yonta and his wife, Sheila, of Lake Worth, FL. and Dominick Yonta who passed away on January 5, 2019.
Three brothers, Jose Atkinson of Monroe, NY, William Atkinson of California, Vincent Atkinson who died previously, a sister Jeannette DeFranco of Lamontville, NY, six grandchildren, Jamie Yonta, Donald F Yonta III, Lisa Staccio, Jennifer Patterson, Robert Yonta Jr., and Anthony Yonta, eight great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson and many nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 4-7 PM.
A Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 PM. at the funeral home with Fr. William Scafidi officiating.