Virginia Colletti

Published 6:31 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Virginia Colletti, 100, of Houston and formerly of Port Arthur passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Brookdale Senior Living in Houston, Texas.

Virginia was one of the founders of the Italian American Cultural Society of Southeast Texas and taught Italian lessons.

She was an officer in the Department Club.

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Virginia was a Eucharistic Minister at St. James Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society and the Serra Club.

She loved to travel with her late husband and enjoyed her family.

Virginia was born on August 23, 1919 in Salaparuta, Italy to Joseph and Sarah Corte.

Her family immigrated to the United States when she was three, settling in New Orleans.

She graduated from the Dominican College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics and became a school teacher.

She married Victor Colletti of Port Arthur where they raised their family.

A visitation will take place from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the

Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas.

Mrs. Colletti was preceded in death by her husband, Victor of 56 years and her son, Victor James.

She is survived by her daughters, Roseanne Harris of Old Tappan, New Jersey, Sarah Colletti and her husband Roger Baker of Houston, Texas, sons, Laurence Colletti of Denver, Colorado and Chris Colletti and his wife Susan of Cedar Park, Texas; seven grandchildren, Laurence Colletti, Sarah Reynolds and husband Matt, Ashleigh Colletti and her husband David Colwill, Meaghan Colletti, Christina Colletti, Victoria Harris, Jordan Baker; great grandchildren, Chance and Vivian Reynolds.