On March 31, 2023, the good Lord opened his arms and welcomed Virginia Budreau into the gates of Heaven. Virginia Isabell Read was born on March 25, 1929, to Donald and Emma Read. She married Nelson (Bud) Budreau on November 23, 1946. They had six children: John (Esther) Budreau, Dennis Budreau, Perry (Ava) Budreau, Rodney (Peggy) Budreau, Michael (Sharone) Budreau, and Sandra (Randy Lawton) Budreau. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, including John (Sarah) Budreau, Duane (Laura) Budreau, Lisa (Jim) Hignite, Melissa (Matt) Borowski, Autumn Zaun, Zachary (Lacey) Zaun, Kayla Browning, Andrew (Dawn) Budreau, Bryan (Allison Gordon) Budreau, James Budreau, Nicky Budreau, Renee Budreau, James Allan (Shelley) Budreau, and Jennifer Dunn, 31 great grandchildren, including Jimmy (Lucy McNamara), Katelyn, Tyler (Morgan) and Matthew Budreau, Dylan, Jacob, Ethan and Kaleb Borowski, Ayden Zaun, Noah Kai Browning, Carley (Anthony) Domini, Cassidy (Nathaniel) Wyatt, Isla, Makayla, Colt, Kyle, Breanna, Summer, Julian, Everleigh, Braylon, Isabella, and Scarlett Budreau, and Malachi Dunn, and two great great grandchildren, Aurora Domini and Dion Budreau. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Nelson “Bud” Budreau on October 20, 2005, her brother Donald Read Jr. on March 27, 2023, four grandchildren, including Jessica Dunn, and Cheyenne Smith, and two great grandchildren, Johnathon, and Bristal Budreau. Ginny was never afraid of hard work. In addition to her marvelous flower gardens she worked various jobs over the years: The Hitching Post Restaurant, Jamieson’s Nursing Home, Mills 5 & Dime of Lincoln, Lincoln Ceramics, and finally 20 years at the Friendly IGA in Harrisville, retiring at the age of 80. She and Bud spent several years in Sedona Arizona during the 80s. Ginny has had many dear dog companions over the years, with the last one being her Chihuahua, Tiny. She loved feeding and talking to the birds who visited her daily. She enjoyed many types of arts & crafts and was very talented at them all. She didn’t travel much but did take a trip to Hawaii with Bud and a small group of friends. Her family and her faith were most important to her. Visitation will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln, followed by a service at 1:00 PM, and a luncheon thereafter. She chose to be cremated, and internment will be at the Twin Lakes Cemetery in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, Lincoln, or Hospice Compassus of Alpena.
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