LEICESTER — Virginia “Ginny” M. (Chumsae) Dickman, 77, died on Friday, March 2, at Rose Monahan Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.
She leaves her loving husband of 61 years, James T. Dickman and their three children; Doreen A. Genna and her husband Sanders “Sandy” of Worcester, Kathleen M. Dunn and her husband Stephen of Oakham, and James T. Dickman, Jr. and his wife Edie of Long Island, N.Y. She leaves behind three brothers; John Chumsae and his wife Patricia of Leicester, Mark Chumsae and his wife Janice of Shrewsbury, Richard Chumsae and his wife Corrine of El Paso, Texas, her sister, Joan Kelleher and her husband Thomas of North Fort Myers, Fla., and 19 nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren; Gary, Michael, Anthony, Evan, Mallory, Lily, and Charles, and a great-granddaughter, Irie. She was predeceased by a grandson, Jonathan and two brothers; Josef Chumsae and Raymond Chumsae.
Ginny was born in Worcester, the daughter of John and Agnes (Cormier) Chumsae. Ginny lived in Shrewsbury before retiring to Bethlehem, N.H., and then to Leicester. She graduated from Commerce High School and Quinsigamond Community College. She worked in the medical field for many years before retiring. She was an active member of the Greendale YMCA. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, playing mahjong, gardening, water aerobics, and traveling with her beloved husband.
The funeral will be held Friday, March 9, from the Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius-St. Jude Church, 489 Pleasant Street in Leicester. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 pm in the funeral home.