We will miss Virginia Tott's smile when we visit Wellspring's book store. Her obituary follows:
Virginia M. [Sylvester] Tott, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, March 19, at the John Scott House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Braintree, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Tott was raised in East Braintree and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth. She had enjoyed summers in Hull for many years prior to becoming a permanent resident in 2002. She had been employed for 10 years as a receptionist for the state Department of Corrections in Boston. She and her late husband, Herman, were the former owners of Quincy Adams Liquors.
Mrs. Tott was an outgoing person who loved to be with people.
She had a wonderful smile and was always attractively and tastefully dressed. She enjoyed the outdoors, the beach, and her many friends. She loved to host and to entertain. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed dancing and travelling. She was a member of the Hull Garden Club, the Friends of the Hull Public Library, and enjoyed doing volunteer work for the Wellspring Book Store for many years. She was also a former member of the Saint Thomas Moore Guild in Braintree.
Beloved wife of the late Herman W. Tott; devoted mother of Nancy A. Santry and her late husband, George, of Quincy and Sandra M. Genoa and her husband, David, of Milford; loving grandmother of G. Daniel Santry of Winthrop, William L. Santry and Jennifer A. Santry, both of Quincy. One of four siblings, she was the sister of Alfred Sylvester of California and was pre-deceased by her brothers Robert and Richard. Mrs. Tott is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy on Friday, March 25, beginning with visitation at 9:30 and the service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
There will be a memorial Mass in Mrs. Tott’s memory at Saint Ann’s Church on Samoset Ave. on Saturday, April 2, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Hull Public Library, 9 Main St., Hull, MA 02045.
For online condolences, visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com. ∞