Virginia (Wright) Fishlock

August 9, 2019


FISHLOCK - Virginia (nee Wright)
Of Town of Tonawanda, Twp. August 9, 2019.

Wife of the late Robert E. Fishlock; dear mother of Linda (David) Merkley, Karen (Russell) Miliotto and David (Catherine) Fishlock; loving grandmother of Karl, Lauren, Todd Merkely, Alexandra, Cassondra, Spencer Miliotto, Clara, Eleanor, Gabriel and Michael Fishlock; sister of the late Robert (late Linda) Wright; also survived by nieces and nephews.

All are invited to a Memorial Service at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., (at Delaware Rd.), Kenmore, NY Saturday (August 17th) at 11:00 AM.

Memorial Contributions to Kenmore United Methodist Church are preferred.


After graduating from Kenmore West High School, Virginia received her Associates Degree in Business from Buffalo State College. Then she began working at the University of Buffalo in the Law Department.   Virginia married Robert Edwin Fishlock on October 9th, 1954. They met at a Kenmore United Methodist Church dance and were married 61 years before Robert passed.

 Her 3 children and 10 grandchildren were the highlights of her life. She loved her family first and foremost, and was a truly devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. 


She was a nursery school teacher at Kenmore United Methodist Church for 16 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Relationships with her family and friends were very important. She and her cousins had a standing monthly lunch date, that carried on through decades.  Her group of dear friends from high school continued to gather together monthly, for over 60 years.

She enjoyed traveling with Robert, especially their trips to England to be with his relatives. They also made many trips to visit their children and grandchildren that lived out of town.

Her interests included gardening, interior decorating, antiques, making ceramics, classical music, playing the piano, and singing.  Virginia and Robert were volunteers for the Buffalo Philharmonic concerts for many years.  She also enjoyed volunteering at Melody Fair, in North Tonawanda. 

She enjoyed sewing, and when she began quilting in her late 60's, she loved making quilts for everyone in the family. 

Virginia was a member of Culture Club, Kenmore Garden Club, United Methodist Women,  and Kenmore United Methodist Piecemakers, who make prayer quilts for the sick.

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