Virginia Pierpont

Virginia C. Pierpont

1928 - 2022

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Obituary of Virginia C. Pierpont

ESSEX – Virginia Chittenden Pierpont, 93, of Essex, CT, passed away on May 3, 2022 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Nathan M. Pierpont for 58 years. Virginia (Ginny) was born on October 9, 1928, in Waterbury, CT to Rebecca (Eliot) and William Chittenden of Naugatuck, CT. After growing up in Naugatuck, she lived for many years in Middlebury, followed by Southbury, Clinton, and finally Essex. Ginny attended Saint Margaret’s School in Waterbury, and graduated from Walnut Hill, Natick, MA. She continued her education at Pine Manor Junior College and finished at the Child Education Foundation, NYC, where she received a degree in Education. After college, she was a kindergarten teacher at Russell School, Waterbury, CT. Later she worked at the Middlebury Public Library for several years. Ginny also volunteered at Easter Seals, was a member of the Junior League, The Middlebury Republican Town Committee, the Heritage Village Ambulance Association, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, and many other organizations. Volunteering and giving back were her two strongest traits. Ginny and Nate shared a life-long involvement with the Yale Whiffenpoofs of which Nate was a member, Class of 1950. Early in their marriage, they were involved in the Mr. and Mrs. Comic Opera Group of Middlebury, performing Gilbert and Sullivan and other musicals over the years. Throughout her life and until 2018, she was an avid tennis player. Ginny especially enjoyed her mixed doubles matches and tournaments in Old Saybrook. In later years she could be found glued to the Tennis Channel. She loved her childhood summers on Chittenden-Field Lane in Madison and later, on Shore Road in Clinton. She enjoyed her beach-front garden. Her family and friends were everything to her. Ginny is survived by her children, Lucy (Lisa), Charles, and Tim (Andrea) and grandchildren Eliot, Sloane, Hayley and Kasey. In addition, she is survived by her brother Bill Chittenden and sister-in-law, Barbie Salom and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Susan Barber and Mary Zonino. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the library of the donor’s choice. To share a memory of Ginny or send a condolence to her family please visit Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.