Apr 26, 1926 - Jan 13, 2018
Brookridge Retirement Community
Mary Celestine Green Giunca, 91, died in her sleep from complications of dementia on Jan. 13, 2018, at Brookridge Retirement Community. She was born on April 26, 1926 at her family’s farm, Wortley, in Nokesville, Va. to Winifred Hinegardner Green and Duff McDuff Green. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. Though she spent over 50 happy years in Ohio, she considered herself first and foremost a Virginian. She believed in the power of good posture, nice manners and proper dress when confronting life’s difficulties. She loved sewing, reading and cooking. She married Dr. George Edward. Giunca on September 24, 1955. They moved to Madison, Ohio, where her husband maintained a dental practice for over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, Allen H. Green and Duff M. Green of Fredericksburg, Va. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Susan Giunca, of Winston-Salem, NC; her son, George Edward Giunca and his wife, Apisatha Hussadee Giunca, of Chiang Mai, Thailand; her brother Thad M. Green of Beaver Dam, Va.; her brother Samuel H. Green of Wilmington, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private funeral Mass is planned at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Winston-Salem. Burial will be at Christ the King cemetery in Robertsville, Ohio.
Thanks to the staff at Brookridge Retirement Community for their nine years of care and to Alice Ramsey of Hubbard Road Meadows in Madison, Ohio. Thanks as well to special Madison friends, Joe and Rose Mary Sironen, Jo Anne Bollas and Dan, Tom and Jeff Hearn.
Online condolences may be made at www.salemfh.com.
May God grant her soul eternal peace and happiness and comfort her family.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Jo Ann West Gerst
Mary, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I know what a strange and difficult time this must be for you and your family. Know that you are in my prayers at this time.
Carolyn A Highsmith
I am so sorry to read of the loss of your mother in today's "Winston-Salem Journal." My sincerest prayers and condolences to you and your family in this most difficult of times.
All the best,
Dear Mary, may God give you strength and may your happy memories help you through this time of grief. Sincerely, Parker Maddrey
Dear George and Mary:
My Deepest Condolence. Your parents were the most amazing people to know and work for.
Janet B Wooten
Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May God comfort you and give you the peace that only He can give. You are in my thoughts and prayers.