Virginia Ann Grise (nee Sapienza), of St. Louis, MO, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Vincent Joseph Grise; cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Anna Sapienza (nee Butera); devoted mother of Patricia M. (Jerry) Raines and Ann M. Grise; loving grandmother of Michelle (Kyle Westermann) Raines and Jacob Raines; loving aunt to nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by two sisters, Connie Falsetti and Marianne Werhle, and brother, John Sapienza.
Virginia was a retiree of Laclede Gas where she was an Administrative Assistant for 30 years. Virginia loved to serve others and enjoyed community service. She did a lot of volunteer work for the Mayoral Staff for the city of St. Louis. Virginia was a member of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and absolutely loved the beauty there. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, reading and writing. Virginia was always open to learning new things and immersed herself in different cultures, spending time listening to other’s stories and sharing her own. She was very much a music person; opera and classical music were her favorite genres. Virginia was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorials may be made in Virginia's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital.