Her values were forged during the depression. Veronica worked as hard as anyone and left little to waste. It didn’t take much to make her happy: a hamburger from Wendy’s, Lawrence Welk, a little Jeopardy. Maybe her only indulgence was to head to Atlantic City and battle the slots. And of course she cooked plenty of polish foods: pierogis, golumpkis, and kruschikis. She may have been a strict parent, but it was only out of love and as the years went on she loosened up a bit: younger kids always have it easier.
A young Veronica Walicki would be introduced to a guy who looked great in a uniform. She and the late William would marry and be blessed with 6 children: the late Richard (Beti), William Jr.(Barbara), the late Marlene Powell (Richard), Dolores Cowgill, the late David, and Carol Martelli. She was also blessed with 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Come celebrate 92 great years (2-21-1923 – 1-5-2016) Tuesday 10-11 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where there will be an 11 a.m. service.