obituary Virginia Fretz Fallon Pinehurst

Virginia Fretz “Ginsey” Fallon, 92, of Pinehurst, passed suddenly at her home on Thursday, March 18th.

Born in Reading, PA on May 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Davis Fretz.  Ginsey grew up in the Philadelphia area before moving to Long Island, NY and graduating high school.  In the late 1940s, she met Charles “Charlie” Fallon, a WW II Army veteran.  The two married on June 11, 1949.  Ginsey attended classes at Adelphi college and Hofstra University, where she earned her Bachelors Degree while raising a family.  The family moved to Chatham Township, NJ where she continued her education, earning her Masters Degree from Kean University.

Ginsey was teacher at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ before retiring to Pinehurst in 1986.  Always active, Ginsey joined many clubs and organizations.  She quickly picked up the game of golf and joined “The Chippers”.  She was part of “The Newcomers” and soon got involved in local politics.  Ginsey became a member of the Pinehurst Town Council which lead to being the Interim Mayor then Mayor of Pinehurst.  After her time as Mayor, she returned to her seat on the town council before retiring around 2014.

Ginsey was predeceased by her husband, Charlie.  She is survived by their children:  Charles “Chip” Fallon, wife Liz, of Charleston, SC, Robin Fallon Wetzel, husband Gary, of Chicago, IL. And Mitchell Fallon of Charleston, SC.  She was the grandmother of Katie, Becky, Caroline Fallon, Kyle, Scott (wife Jamie), Trevor, and Collin “Boomer” Wetzel and Samantha Fallon.  She is also survived by her great grandson Cooper Wetzel.

A celebration of her life will be held 11AM, Saturday May 1st 2021 at the Village Chapel, 10 Azalea way, Pinehurst.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The FirstHealth Foundation 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to the Given Book Shop at PO Box 159, Pinehurst, NC 28370

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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