Veronica Urbas, 96, formerly of Richmondale and the William Penn Apartments, Forest City, passed away on Monday, April 20th at the Forest City Skilled Nursing Center. Her husband, the late William Urbas, died August 5, 1971.
Born in Richmondale in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Dovin Shino. Veronica was a proud graduate of Fell Township High School, Class of 1942 and enjoyed planning many of the class reunions. At a young age, she learned to play the accordion and performed at local weddings and other events. She was employed in the garment industry and became an excellent seamstress. She was a long time member of the VFW Post 5505 Ladies Auxiliary, Forest City and served as its President for many years. She also enjoyed working at the voting polls in Richmondale.
Veronica was a woman of strong faith and a lifetime member of St John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Forest City, where she enjoyed working at church dinners and other church activities. Her home was a gathering place for the holidays, and she greatly enjoyed cooking, baking, and decorating. Known as “Auntie Ve” to her many nieces and nephews, her door was always open to family and friends. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren and their achievements. Her recent joy was becoming a great grandmother to Cameron Thomas Conigliaro.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Forest City Nursing Center and Dr. David Tomazic for their care and compassion while Veronica was a resident.
Veronica is survived by her daughter: Jean Marie Conigliaro and husband Thomas, Peckville; her son: Dr. William Urbas and wife Ranee’, Sewell, NJ; her grandchildren: Oriana Conigliaro and fiancé Tommy Ferguson, South Gibson; Jordan Conigliaro and wife Angela and their baby Cameron, Cranberry Township; Courtney Suhr and husband Will, West Chester; Dr. Ryan Urbas and wife Dr. Nadia, Philadelphia; Dr. Kirstyn Urbas, Philadelphia; and Michael Shino, New York; her sister: Marion Janezic, Lebanon, NJ; and many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her husband William, she was preceded in death by her son: Thomas Shino; her brother: Myron Shino; and her sister: Ann Miluszusky.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private funeral services will be held by the Rev. John Cigan with interment in St. John’s Byzantine Cemetery, Richmondale. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.
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