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Updated: 05/10/2014 08:00:02AM

Virginia Lee

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Virginia Lee, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, under the care of Hospice House, where she had volunteered for 15 years.

She was born June 30, 1929, at Huntington Hospital on Long Island, N.Y.

Virginia raised her five children on Long Island, Jonathan (Karla) Sears, David (Suzanne) Sears, Peter Sears, Melanie Sears and Christopher Sears, and her stepson, David Lee. She also enjoyed a double career as a child model, and then as an adult photographers’ model, appearing on the cover of “Seventeen Magazine.” Virginia worked with such notables as Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedren and Jeanne Biegger, Dean Martin’s first wife; but she was, first and foremost, a loving mother.

In addition to her children, she leaves behind her husband of 49 years, James Lee; and sister, Carolina Gray.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to: Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

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