Virginia M. Butler

Nov 28, 1926 - Jun 25, 2016


BUTLER, Virginia M (Ginny), peacefully and lovingly went into the arms of the Angels on June 25, 2016.
Survived by her daughters, Nina and (son) Dave Develey, and JoAnn McLaughlin, Grandson Chad (Kellie), Granddaughter Nichole (Jeremy), Great-granddaughters Jazmine and Brooklyn, Brother Michael Del Negro, Uncle Angelo Paganelli, and numerous, nieces and nephews.
Ginny was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Michaelangelo and Clara Del Negro on November 28, 1926 and married the love of her life, Clifford Butler, on June 1, 1946, in which they are now together for eternity.
Ginny was a Moms Mom and an example for every mother. Her family was always first and foremost and she was loved by all who knew her gracious kind heart. Ginny was very artistic, loved music, loved to read and above all loved her family the Italian way. Who will make the meatballs, braciole and spaghetti like Mom? There are not enough words to express the love her family has for her and she will forever be tucked tightly in our hearts and desperately missed.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016, 1:00 pm at Nina and Dave’s home in which you may email Nina at for address and directions.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice was Ginny’s wish.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Elaine Hall says:

    We will sure miss not seeing Jenny sitting next to her window looking out at the world. The neighborhood will never be the same without here. xoxoxoxo Elaine, Gina, Richard and Amer

  • Bill and Arlene Becker says:

    She was our “Second Mom”. There are so many memories I will hold in my heart. Just knowing they are all together again makes me smile. We might not of been blood relations but “We Were Family”. She will be missed. We Love You Ginny…R.I.P.

  • Carmichael & Dayle Thompson & Andrew Coker says:

    Ginny was a one of a kind & the world will not be the same without her. I know A Parkway was not the same without her. BUT, I know someone that will be happy to see his beautiful bride again, Cliff! What a great woman! love from Mike & Dayle & Andrew

  • penny Wilson says:

    I first met Ginny many years ago beacause she shopped at Raleys where I worked. She was one of my favorite customers and always was gracious. When I married my husband gary I found out what a small world it can be. Ginny was Gary’s son’s grandmother. So when she shopped we had another thing to bond us. What a nice lady. She will be truly missed.

  • Erika says:

    Nina, Nichole, and Dave I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ginny and Clifford always smiling and laughing from when I first met them on Briarcrest. I remember they gave me a ride home in their super comfy, plush car once. It was always a pleasure to visit with Ginny when in your home. She always had a smile and genuine “how are you?” with a sweet intent look of anticipation for a reply. I know how hard this must be for your family as Ginny has blessed you with so much love, encouragement, support, and wonderful memories. I will pray your family be comforted by friends and family and the assurance she is in peace with her love, watching over you all in the presence of our Lord. I love you.

  • Janice says:

    I will miss Ginny in her apron in the kitchen and seeing her take such pride in decorating her Christmas Tree. Ginny always made me feel part of the family. She always had a beautiful smile to greet you and always non-judgmental . I feel like I lost my closest family member, I am very sad but happy she is with her love of her life , Clifford. They were wonderful to me and I will always think of them with love.

  • Suzanne Hooper says:

    Jo, Nina and family, My mom and I have you in our prayers. We remember seeing your mom at the mother’s day get together and how sweet she was to us all. I remember your 60th birthday dinner at The Godfather restaurant with the great food, and scrumptious lemon tart. It was very generous of your mom and sister to include me in the celebration.

  • Greg Guzman says:

    What a wonderful lady, who always made me feel welcome into her family. I will miss her smile ,her cooking and how she would joke about her dauthers cooking, she made me laugh, I will miss you and RIP sweet !!!!

  • Diane Hohlbein says:

    Nina, JoAnn and Dave, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Take comfort in one another during this difficult time. Family is the most important thing to help us through life’s toughest journies. Heaven has gained another angel.

  • Consuelo says:

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. May your family find comfort in knowing that God feels your pain and promises to carry every burden that weighs down your heart. (Psalm 55:22; 1 Peter 5:7) 281-460-8542

  • Judy Mack says:

    Nina, I am reading my e:mails and just opened the Facebook page about your dear Mom, Jean. I am so sorry that another of our beautiful Moms have left us. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jean is now in God’s hands. We attended a Celebration of Life for Dick Barattieri on Thursday, June 29. He was 74 and died from cancer. Life is so precious and short. Our memories help to keep us going. Take care. We share the love of family.

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