Veronans We Lost, 2014


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Obits2014In 2014, we lost more than 60 people with ties to Verona. Many of those listed below were still living in town at the time of their death, often after decades of residence. A few had moved to other parts of the world, but their families and friends had asked that they be remembered as Veronans.

We invite you to reflect again on their lives, and what they brought to our community.

Michael A. Bartolo, 85
Grace Bauerle, 88
John F. “Jack” Bishop, 75
Agnes C. Blake, 92
Marie E. Bock, 87
Don R. Boeck, 88
Philip R. Blanche, 40-Year Board Of Adjustment Member
Louis Budz, Former Verona Music Teacher

Jerry Cafarella, 92
Jerry Caprio, Library Supporter
Lawrence J. Carr, 56
Adam David Casiere, 19
Janet Ciccolini, 75
Nancy Ciccone, 89
Enrico Harry Cocucci, 75
Jeffrey B. Cunningham, 60

Julius Dell’Olmo, 98
Richard Anthony DeMasi, Jr., 75
Lucy Edith D’Innocenzio, 93
Rachel DiPetta, 87
Catherine V. DiRoma, 67
Grace M. Dong, 95
James Collin Dong, Sr., 96
Thomas Edward Dooley, 86

Doris Erickson, 88

Steven Samuel Feldman, 46
James C. Ferguson, Jr., 84
Vincent Frazzano, 59
Eileen Frey, 94
Michael Frey, 95

Helen R. Gaeta, 92
Edward F. Gannon, 79
Eva Mae Gould, 93

Dolores N. Hull, 87

Florence Johnson Jacobson, 86

Thomas H. Kelch, 69
Rose Marie Luzzi Knapik, 76
Mildred Kregloski, 98

Kurt Landsberger, Civic And Environmental Leader
Vincenza Licitra, 83
Geza Liska, 80

Andrew M. Mau Jr., 90
Evelyn P. McCullough, First Presbyterian Parishioner
John S. McSeveney, 93

Agnes J. Neri, 89

Maureen Grace O’Connor, 76
David O. Oster, WWII Veteran

Gloria H. Pataky, 87
John P. Plath, 81
Alfonse Porcello, Jr., 62

Carol Anne Rembert, 74
Henry Rentschler, 72
Mary C. Renzulli, 51

Juliet Schill, 92, Former Crossing Guard
Donald C. Seeley, 86
Salvatore Serio, 92
Erik G. Shimonaski, 42
Gail Stivale, 74
Gregory Walker Swenson, 64
Jane Walker Swenson, 93

Theresa Triano
Claire A. Tomeo, Long-Time OLL Teacher

Eleanor R. Vallese, 90

Thomas Patrick Woods, 82

Laura J. Young, 65
Harry “Moose” Zaepfel, 73
Josephine Zichella, 93

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  1. Virginia,
    thank you for the beautiful tribute to all of those that we lost this year, It was a very tough year for my family. thank you for honoring my brother-in-law: Erik Shimonaski and my Father; Geza Liska, both of which we will greatly miss. to all, we can only move on and keep their memories and reflect on the good times we had with them. thank you again for Virginia for all of your wonderful articles and reporting . Hope everyone has a happier new year.


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