Virginia M. (MacLellan) Fettig, age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at her home in Walpole, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Mary M. (Tierney) MacLellan. She was raised in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, and graduated from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in 1952, and from Manhattanville College in 1956 after which she received her Masters Degree from Boston College.
After a short teaching career, she married her beloved husband, Kenneth G. Fettig on February 11, 1961, at St. Theresa’s Church in West Roxbury. Together, they made their home in Medfield, then Walpole where the couple raised their children.
In 1979, after graduating from Boston University School of Law, Virginia pursued a legal career with integrity and compassion. She lived and acted on her belief that a citizen’s civic responsibility requires action to further a fair and just society. She served on the executive boards of the Westwood - Walpole League of Women Voters, the Natick - Walpole Visiting Nurse Association and as a legal advisor to the Walpole Public Library.
She led a very active social and recreational life. She was an accomplished sailor, skier and road racer. She won four age group championships in the Falmouth Road Race and several awards in local 5K races.
Beloved wife of Kenneth G. Fettig
Loving mother of John K. Fettig of Victor, Idaho, Joanne E. Woods and her husband Scott T., of Walpole, Massachusetts, and her deceased infant daughter, Anne.
Cherished grandmother of Ian Doe, Bailey Woods and Riley Woods.
Sister of Eleanor Maclellan rscj., Kay O’Keeffe, Grace MacLellan and the late Pat Croston.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Virginia’s Funeral Mass on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole. Interment will take place privately at St Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Virginia’s name made be made to the Natick - Walpole VNA, P.O. Box 252, Walpole, MA 02081.
Arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole