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1955 Virginia 2021

Virginia ( Ginny) Pidala

February 1, 1955 — September 24, 2021

Virginia Elizabeth Pidala, “Ginny” a longtime resident of Nelsonville, NY passed away suddenly on, September 24, 2021 at NYP Hudson Valley Hospital. She was 66.

Born on February 1, 1955 in Cold Spring to the late John E. Timmons and Elizabeth Lewenicht Timmons.

Ginny graduated from Haldane High School in 1973. She then attended SUNY Plattsburg then SUNY Oneonta where she earned her Bachelor’s degree and later Masters degree in Education.

Ginny was a Home Economics and Child Psychology teacher at Haldane High School for 36 years prior to her retirement, where she taught many students and touched countless lives. She dedicated countless hours to the school and her students, acting as an advisor and yearbook advisor, just to name a few.

Currently she was the President for the Cold Spring Lions Club. She was dedicated to serving her community. She enjoyed sewing, baking, vacationing on Cape Cod and in Disney World. She especially had a bond with her grandchildren, spending as much time as she could with them. Ginny was one of the most special and kindest people you could meet. She would do anything she could to help someone.

On August 20, 1977 she married the love of her life, Salvatore Pidala Jr. at Our Lady Of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, NY. Together they raised their family in Nelsonville, NY.

Ginny is survived by her devoted husband, Salvatore Jr. Loving children, Salvatore III (Annette), Michael (Alena), Marisa (Jon)DeGraw. Cherished grandchildren, Salvatore IV, Vincenzo, Lorenzo, Molly and Evan Pidala. Loving siblings, John E Timmons (Jane) Thomas Timmons, Richard Timmons (Sandy), Michele Hanna and Diane Shaffer (Shannon), and sister in law Pam (Kevin) Timmons. She is also survived by numerous loving family members and her friends who will miss her dearly.

Ginny is pre-deceased by her brothers Kevin and Gerald Timmons, and brother in law John Hanna Sr.

Friends may call on Wednesday September 29, 2021 from 5-8pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring. A mass and Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday September 30, 2021 at 11am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, Cold Spring. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Ginny’s memory to, Cold Spring Lions Club, P.O. Box 308, Cold Spring, New York 10516


The Ginny Pidala Scholarship Fund Po Box 1 Cold Spring, NY 10516

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Loretto Church

24 Fair St, Cold Spring, NY 10516

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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