Virginia Stansell

1 March 2021
Ginny Stansell

Alice Virginia (“Ginny”) Stansell, age 81, died on February 9 after a battle with cancer. Ginny was an instructor in harpsichord at Carleton from 1983 to 1994. She was also a member of Carleton’s Pro Musica group, singing and playing viola da gamba. In the 1970s and 80s, Ginny hosted high school students and served as president of Northfield’s “ABC Program” (A Better Chance) for inner city youth, sponsored by Carleton.  

Ginny is remembered as a woman of great intelligence, deep musicianship, and absolute integrity.  Her warm empathy and dedication made her a beloved instructor and colleague. She was also a sensitive and skilled choirmaster, organist, and accompanist.

Services for Ginny will be scheduled at a later date. A more complete obituary is attached.

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  • 2021-03-01 16:10:22
    Steven Schier

    Ginny was a fine person who sold us our first house when we moved to Northfield in 1987. It turned out to be a good residence and she was able and honest throughout the transaction. My wife Mary and I have found memories of her. May she rest in peace.

  • 2021-03-05 10:00:19
    Steve Kelly

    I had the pleasure of performing music with Ginny for many years in many different settings. She was an excellent musician with great taste and subtlety and always a pleasure to collaborate with. Ginny was also a person of impeccable integrity which made her a perfect choice for us as a real estate agent. Ginny made her mark in many ways in Northfield and at Carleton. She will be missed.

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