VIRGINIA MARILYN FELION

Virginia Marilyn Felion passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Virginia was born on November 10, 1932 in New York City, the only child of Virginia Lowery and Frank Gulizio. She grew up going to Yankees games, Radio City, Jones Beach and Coney Island. While she left New York to attend college, the city held a special place in her heart, so much so that her present day Christmas tree was adorned exclusively with NYC ornaments.

Virginia lived in the Northwest for over 50 years and especially loved the rain, which she referred to as “my kind of weather.” Primarily a stay-at-home mom, in her mid-40s, she chose to pursue a career in real estate where she worked on the island for John L. Scott and Coldwell Banker Bain. She was a previous member of the Mercer Island Women’s Club, Mercer Island Beach Club and Mercer Island Country Club, where she enjoyed tennis and summer barbecues. Virginia was also an avid sports fan and never missed a Mariners or Seahawks game, and especially loved March Madness.

She possessed a wry sense of humor, loved hosting bridge parties and participated in duplicate bridge tournaments. In the spring and summer, she could be found tending to her garden and took great pride in her work when the beds were in full bloom. Her true passion was found in the kitchen as she thoroughly enjoyed hosting luncheons and dinners for friends and family.

Above all else, Virginia’s family was her number one priority. She is survived by four children, Tom Brandli (Jana), Susie Harrington (Carter), Barbara Klein (Tom), Jennifer Felion (Dana Nordaune); seven grandchildren, Ben and Brian Brandli, Chelsea, Mackenzie and Carter Harrington, Austin and Zoe Klein, and two great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care provided by Sunrise of Bellevue, Serenity Home and Evergreen Hospice.


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