Veronica Deren, 1914–2010

Veronica Deren, 96, of 103 Perrine St., passed away Sunday, 11 July 2010, at Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, New York, following a brief illness.  She was born in Auburn, the eldest daughter of immigrants Joseph and Victoria Fronczek.  “Aunt Vera” was a communicant of St. Hyacinth Church and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.  She worked for many years as a self-employed chef in Manhattan, Cooperstown, and Cato.  Surviving is her son, Thomas and his wife, Ruth Deren, of Central Islip; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24, in St. Hyacinth ChurchInterment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Contributions in memory of Veronica may be made to Mother Angelica, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210-2164.  Arrangements are by Nicpon Funeral Home, Auburn.  To send a message to the family, use the guest book on the Citizen’s obituary pages.

Adapted from The Citizen (Auburn), 15 July 2010.