Virginia Harte
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Obituary of Virginia E. Harte

Virginia E. Harte

Penn Yan: Virginia E. Harte, age 93, of Penn Yan, NY died on Christmas Day, Thursday December 25, 2014 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, in Penn Yan, N.Y.

Honoring the families wishes there are no prior calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen with Rev. Thomas S. Castle officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home 655 N. Liberty St. Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Virginia was born April 10, 1921 in Millerton, PA, the daughter of the late Floyd and Ethel E. Shieve Manley. On May 25, 1938 in Penn Yan, NY she married the late Vernon C. Henshaw, they had three children before he was Killed in Action on April 9, 1944 during World War II. On September 12, 1945 in Penn Yan, she married the late Alexander A. Bartusiak, and they had 3 more children, he passed away on Sept. 2, 1966.

A lifelong area resident, except for 20 years spent in Florida, where she worked as a Nurses Aide in Zephyrhills, FL.

She is loved and will be missed by 3 sons Richard V. (Veronica) Henshaw of Bradford, NY, William T. Henshaw and Thomas A. (Betty Jane) Bartusiak all of Penn Yan, NY; 2 daughters Verna J. Jayne of St. Cloud, FL, and Rose A. Allen of Penn Yan; 20 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her daughter and son in law Mary R. and Carl Heller; son-in-laws Lauren "Corky" Allen and Duane Jayne, daughter in law Bonnie Henshaw, and her last husband Charles Harte.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting

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