In Memory of

Barbara Virelli

October 20, 1920 - December 29, 2010
Barbara Hope Virelli, 90, of Royal, died Wednesday, December 29 at Northshire Residence in Spencer, Iowa. Born October 20, 1920 in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Fred Jurgensen and Ethel Hogeboom Jurgensen. She married Edgar Foley with whom she had four children and was later married to Frank Virelli, Jr. with whom she had two children. Barbara lived in Hartford, Connecticut most of her adult life where she worked for many years at Travelers Insurance and later at Parsons Diamonds in West Hartford, until her retirement in 1982. Barbara moved to Royal in 1989 where she became a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed visiting with her friends at Dinner Date; she loved cooking and baking for her grandchildren and friends; and she enjoyed doing crochet work and made many afghans for her family and friends. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren: Michael Virelli, and his wife, Sarah of Melrose Park, Illinois; Tony Virelli, and his wife, Darla of Spencer; and Steven Virelli and his fiance, Stacy McCulley of Des Moines; and her great-grandchildren Joshua and Domenic Virelli of Melrose Park, IL. She is survived by four sons, Jim (Linda) Foley of Indiana; Raymond Foley and Ronald Foley of Connecticut, and Jim (Pam) Virelli of Royal; two daughters Grace Mangiafico of Spencer, and Catherine (Curtis) Grady of Connecticut; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews as well as friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 3, 2010, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, Iowa
Pastor Deb Mechler
Michael Virelli Sarah Virelli Tony Virelli Darla Virelli Steve Virelli Stacy McCulley Joshua Virelli Domenic Virelli
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00-6:00 P.M. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with the family present at that time.
'Borning Cry' by the congregation 'The Lord's Prayer by Rev. Deb Mechler
Willow Creek Cemetery Royal, Iowa


Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Jim, Pam and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara will be remembered fondly by our whole family. What a sweet lady and a quick sense of humor! Nana will live on forever in the hearts of all who loved and cared for her. May the Lord comfort you all, embraced with his love and the wonderful memories you each have. ”
- Valerie & Greg Mortensen
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our Deepest Sympathy,we are very saddened by Nana's death.”
- Michael & Chris Foley
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Duane and I want to send our sympathy to you all for your loss of Barbara! We were so glad we got to visit with her in was always good to see her at the reunions! I know you will miss her....she had such a joyful presence! May God bless you all!”
- Audrey Mortensen
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I'm very sorry for your loss.”
- Ruth Mortensen
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We were sorry to hear about Barbara. I know she'd had a tough time the last few years, but still hard to lose your Mom. So nice the kids are pallbearers. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. Love Dick and Debbie”
- Debbie Bristow
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.”
- Steve & Barb Meyer
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Jim & Pam, We are sorry to hear that Barbara died, but relieved in some ways, also. Our times with her were always happy times & that is the way we'll remember her. Our hearts feel for your sadness. Aunt Barbara”
- Barbara J. Mortensen
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Nana...My memories will live on forever...may God hold you and keep you safe! I Love you!”
- Elizabeth G. Foley-Hasten
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Jim & family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and we share in the sorrow of the passing of your mother, Barbara.

Take care,

John & Barb”
- John M. Wood
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Hey Jim, Sorry to hear about your mom, if there is anything I can do for you just let me know.”
- Chuck L. Keyes
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We were sorry to hear about Barb...She was such a neat lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. ”
- Shari & Ken Emmert
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