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Virginia Dubatowka

September 13, 1920 — September 4, 2021

Virginia Dubatowka (nee Quirke), of Cold Spring , N.Y. went home to the Lord on September 4, 2021. She was 100 years old.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Cold Spring since 1996.

Mrs. Dubatowka was born on September 13, 1920 in Elmira,  N. Y. to John and Virginia P. Quirke (Ahearn).

She lived in Brooklyn,  N.Y. and graduated from St. Francis X. Academy and St. Joseph's College for Women. She was employed by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Laboratory in Ft. Monmouth, N.J.

In 1945, Virginia married Aleck Dubatowka who predeceased her in 2002 after 56 years of marriage.   They raised their six children in Bergenfield, N. J. Their son Stephen Dubatowka predeceased them in 1976.

As a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Virginia served in the Catholic Daughters of America Court #688 for 43 years.

Virginia was a summer resident of Shelter Island Heights,  N.Y. since 1945.  This Quirke family home and the cherished times there-in were shared by all who miss her;

Loving children: Patricia McMillan (Robert), Deborah Anilonis (Donald), Dennis Dubatowka (Nancy), Daniel Dubatowka (Sherry), and Sue Spratt (James.)

Cherished grandchildren: Matthew McMillan,  Kristine Anilonis Bray (Eric, deceased), Mark Anilonis, Dustin Dubatowka (Karen), Sarah Pattis (Chris), Stephen Dubatowka (Heather), Emily Brennan (Thomas ), Meghan Spratt, and Peter Spratt.

Adored great grandchildren: Haleigh and Emma Bray, Elizabeth and Connor Dubatowka,  Kamryn Pattis, and Thomas Joseph Brennan IV.

Party-going siblings: Mary Rose Conklyn (deceased February,  2015), Geraldine Goodleaf, Elizabeth DeMarco,  John S. Quirke (Mary Ann), Kevin P. Quirke (Cathe).

Over 100 nieces and nephews and "grands" add to her loving family.

Friends may call on Thursday September 9,2021 from 5-8pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday September 10,2021 at 11am at Our Lady of Loretto Church,Cold Spring.  Interment will be at 1:30pm  at Mount Carmel Cemetery,Tenafly,NJ.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

City of St. Jude, 2048 West Fairview  Avenue, Montgomery,  Alabama  36108-4198

Or Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, N.Y. 10516

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home - Cold Spring.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia Dubatowka, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 9, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Mass

Friday, September 10, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Loretto Church

24 Fair St, Cold Spring, NY 10516

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