Obituary of Veronica E. DiDomenico
Veronica Early DiDomenico passed peacefully from this life on May 21, 2019 in Danbury. She was the wife of the late Sam DiDomenico. Born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Isabel (Lowry) Early, she moved to Stratford in 1932, where she lived until relocating to Danbury in 2014. Veronica graduated from Stratford High School and St Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing. A dedicated nurse, her career included St. Vincent’s Hospital, Stratford Public Health Department, Stratford VNA and School Nurse at Wooster Junior High School. Veronica earned her Bachelors Degree in nursing from the University of Bridgeport in 1965, and later a Master’s Degree in Education and Sixth Year in Counseling.
In partnership with her husband, Sam, she accomplished what few women of her generation even dared to attempt. Veronica shared 57 wonderful years of marriage with the love of her life. Together they raised their daughters, Roseann and Isabel. She took great pride watching her 7 grandchildren grow and was always thrilled to see her 11 great grandchildren.
Veronica was an active member of St James Church Ladies Guild, Parrish Council and Bingo Crew. Later, as a member of Our Lady of Grace Parrish, she volunteered in the CCD program, was a member of the Ladies Guild and was an active member of the Travel Club. Veronica also volunteered at the Baldwin Center C.A.R.E.S. program for 16 years.
Veronica and Sam had a wide circle of friends with whom they enjoyed going to dances, playing golf and traveling.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Sam and grandson, Richard Tonzola, and is survived by her daughters Roseann (Richard) Tonzola, and Isabel (Richard) King, as well as grandchildren Jennifer (Stephen) Wolyniec, Joseph (Tracey) King, Jeanine (William) Mitchell, Michael (Kawan) Tonzola, Gregory (Lindsey) Tonzola and Matthew Tonzola, eleven great grandchildren and her faithful companion dog, Becky.
Friends may call on Monday, May 27th from 4-7 pm at Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St. Danbury, CT. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 28th at 11 am at St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury.
Our family wishes to express gratitude to the wonderful nursing staffs at Danbury Hospital, Glen Hill Rehab, Spring Village and NMVNA/Hospice.
Memorial donations may be made to New Milford VNA/Hospice, 68 Park Lane Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
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