Virginia Hitchcock, 89, died July 14, 2015 in Lansing MI of emphysema. Born December 27, 1925 in Dearborn MI to Anna (Sberneciu) and Arsene Ghetia, she was the WWII bride of Maurice E. Hitchcock, married December 10, 1942 in Lakewood NY. She was a devoted mother of three and excellent cook; a Ford Motor Company retiree and later married Norbert E. Nowicki, November 8, 1988, in Safety Harbor, FL. Her greatest love was her family. She also enjoyed overseas travel (Greece, Italy, Germany, Malaysia and Hong Kong) and playing the slot machines at the casino.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands; two brothers: Emil and David Ghetia; two sisters: Silvia Taylor and Anne Yaeger; her son Maurice E. Hitchcock, Jr. and daughter Gail MacGregor Sheridan.
She is survived by sister Victoria (Andrew) Hild, Dearborn MI; daughter Leslie (Thomas) Friedrich, Holt MI; step-son Timothy (Doris) Nowicki, Livonia MI; seven grandchildren: Jeffrey (Darla) Hitchcock, New Baltimore MI; Melissa MacGregor, Muskegon MI; Michael Hitchcock, Macomb MI; Mark Friedrich (Izabela), Holt MI; Erin MacGregor, Oscoda MI; Jacqueline Hitchcock, Ferndale MI; Adam Friedrich, Lakewood CO; seven great-grandchildren: Haley, Justin and Kalyn Hitchcock, Aubrey Friedrich, Alexis Odell and Allee Goslee, Macy MacGregor; two step-grandchildren: Michael and Janice Nowicki; daughters and sons-in-law: Joan Orlando, Yvonne Pipia, Allan MacGregor, Mark Sheridan; dear friends Michael (Lori) Flaherty, Marion Hough, Rose Hodzen, Darleen Flaherty and by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation October 3, 2015, at 10 a.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 East St Joe Highway, Lansing, MI, 48917; Victory Service at 11 a.m. with burial in Spring Lake Cemetery, Spring Lake, MI later in the afternoon, Pastor Bill Wangelin officiating. Donations may be made in her memory to Smile Train or Our Savior Lutheran Contemporary Music Ministry. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com