Omerine Vera(1925 - 2014)

Vera, Omerine 89, of Leesburg, passed away July 12, 2014 in Mt. Dora, Florida. Visitation and a service will be held at Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations in Tavares, Florida on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Visitation to begin at 9:30 am and service to begin at 11:00 am. She will be interred at Vista Memorial Gardens in Miami Gardens, Florida next to her husband, Peter Vera. Omerine was born in Lawrence, MA to Alfred and Rose Marasse on January 5, 1925. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1942 and married her high school sweetheart in 1948. In 1950 she moved to Hialeah, Florida and raised her five children. When her children were grown, Omerine had several careers with companies such as Marriott Corp. and The American Automobile Association. In 1995, after her second husband, Peter Vera passed away, Omerine moved to the Leesburg, FL area and retired. Retirement for her meant volunteering at St. Paul's Catholic Church where she worked in the thrift shop and sang in the choir amongst other things. She also volunteered at the United Way helping in the office and where ever else they needed her. She was such a fixture at the United Way that a special volunteering award was named in her honor that is given out annually. Omerine had been residing at The Bridgewater ALF at Waterman Village where she enjoyed many activities and made many friends especially staff member Lorna. Omerine is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers Paul, Danny, Raymond, and Alfred Marasse, her husband, Peter Vera; son Danny Morel and daughter Dawn Elmore. Omerine is survived by her sons Joseph (Dale) Morel, Paul (Teresa) Morel, Marc (Randee) Morel; ten grandchildren, Denise (Hoyt) Ballard, Kelly Brooks, Michael (Annhy) Morel, Kimberly (Rick) Johannes, Desiree (Dan) Tobin, Paul Morel, Jr., Thomas (Rachel) Brooks, Stephanie (Matt) Streicher, Tracy (Jeff) Perez, and Jayne Morel and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister Julie Marasse Spinola of Atascadaro, CA. You may leave your own memories and condolences by visiting Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home 226 E. Burleigh Boulevard, Tavares, FL 352-343-8000

Funeral Home

Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations
226 East Burleigh Boulevard Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 343-4444

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on July 14, 2014