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Virginia "Ginny" Colohan

February 5, 1936 — February 19, 2021

Virginia “Ginny” Colohan, age 85 entered into rest on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Ginny was born in Long Branch, New Jersey to the late Michael David Garofalo and Carmela Gizzi Garofalo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Matthew Colohan, Sr,; children, Paul Matthew Colohan, Jr., and Karen Courter; grandchildren, Alexis Colohan-Cannon and Adam Matthew Colohan; and siblings, Marie Armstrong, Nora Garrabrant, and Joy Garofalo.

Following retirement from the Augusta Chronicle, Ginny took full advantage of life by traveling all over the world with various senior groups. She loved traveling and playing cards but loved nothing more than her family. She loved the Lord and was active through the years at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church and St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia Bessman of Augusta, Michael Colohan (Suzanne) of Laurel, Maryland, Stephen Colohan, (Alicia) of Martinez, Richard Colohan (Cathy) of Martinez, Kelly Colohan (Renee) of Bloomfield, Michigan, and Jean Hudson (Scott) of Augusta; brothers and sister, Andrew Garofalo, Neptune, New Jersey, Claire Romani (Donald) of El Paso, Texas, and Michael Garofalo (Diane) of Neptune, New Jersey; eighteen grandchildren; and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral mass will take place at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church with Father Vernon Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Platt’s Belair Road.

Ginny had a tremendous heart for helping others. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the following, Lexie’s Legacy Endowment Fund (in memory of Ginny’s granddaughter) c/o Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912; St. Mary on the Hill Rectory Restoration, 1420 Monte Sano Avenue, Augusta, Georgia 30904; Golden Harvest Food Bank, 310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30909; or to the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Building Fund, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown, Georgia 30813.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Platt's Funeral Home - Evans Location

337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown, GA 30813

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