Virginia “Ginny” Lindabury Estabrook, 93, died peacefully on July 3rd at her home in Redding, Connecticut, surrounded by her loving family and long-time caregiver, Sonia Evering Clarke.
Ginny was born in Linden, New Jersey in 1927. She graduated from the Vail Dean School and attended Wells College where she met her former husband, the late Kenneth L. Estabrook. They resided in various towns in Northern New Jersey (Cranford, Annandale and Far Hills) while raising their five sons: David, Gary, James, Jeffrey and Scott. She returned to college and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Douglas College of Rutgers University in 1978. From 1998 until her passing, she maintained a home in Redding, Connecticut next to her youngest son, Dr. Scott Estabrook.
She was always a gracious entertainer and warm friend to many, happiest on Long Beach Island (Brant Beach, New Jersey), where she spent 48 summers. She was also a life-long community volunteer, serving as the President of the Junior League of Cranford and Elizabeth, New Jersey, singing in the choir at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford and a tireless volunteer for the Friends of Matheny, supporting the Matheny School in Peapack, New Jersey.
She is survived by four of her five sons and will be laid to rest beside her beloved son, Gary. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They will forever cherish summers on Long Beach Island with their “Grandma Muffy” as well as the endless memories and the love experienced by those fortunate enough to be part of the extended Estabrook family.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 7 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Thursday, July 8 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 8 at 11:30 AM at Christ Church; 184 Cross Highway, Redding, CT.
Interment will take place on Friday, July 9 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery; 1100 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Matheny - https://events.matheny.org/donate2021 or Regional Hospice and Homecare of CT - https://regionalhospicect.networkforgood.com/projects/44646-making-the-best-of-everyday
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Friends of Matheny
PO Box 339, Peapack NJ 07977
Regional Hospice and Home Care CT
30 Milestone Road, Danbury CT 06810