Virginia A. Moretti of Lewiston, an active community volunteer who was honored for her perseverance, died Saturday in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. She was 73.
The former Virginia Cheshire was born in Niagara Falls but lived most of her life in Lewiston. She graduated from the Red Brick School, Lewiston-Porter High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo.
Since 1990, she was a volunteer for Niagara Children Education and Treatment Center, which helps those with cerebral palsy. She also volunteered for the Cantalician Center and served as the librarian of the Niagara Weaver's Guild for many years.
In 1968, she was honored by WHLD and Tops Markets with the Anthony L. Bax Good Neighbor Award, and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1995 by United Cerebral Palsy in Niagara County.
Active in several bridge clubs, Mrs. Moretti also enjoyed cross country skiing and swimming.
Survivors include her husband, R. James; a son, Richard Farina; three daughters, Cheryl Oliver, Jan Mary Maretti and Cindy; her mother, Mary Ellen Cheshire; a brother, Thomas Cheshire; and a sister, Dorothy Landers.
Services are private.