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TUCSON - Veronica Frija or "Ronnie" as her friends called her, died peacefully with her family at her side at age 79 in Tucson, AZ on February 23, 2013.
Born in the Village of Catskill, NY to Henry Moon and Catherine Carpenter Moon, she was proud to say that, "she lived her whole life in the Hudson Valley" having only recently moved to the Southwest. Ronnie overcame adversity in her early life to become a person of great faith, who worked with many ministries and charities. She was the loving wife of Edward "Ted" Frija who preceded her in death. Ronnie was a legal secretary and later a paralegal, working many years for St. John, Ronder & Bell in Kingston, NY, then for Mc Cabe & Mack in Poughkeepsie, NY. Ronnie received her Paralegal Certificate from Marist College, and specialized in Estate work.
She is survived by her three daughters, Eileen Domer of Tucson, AZ, Catherine Frija of Mountain View, CA, and Ana Frija of MacQuanre, Australia; stepchildren Linda Sawyer of Palmyria, VA and Robert Frija of Honolulu, Hawaii, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She will be laid to rest next to her loving husband Ted at the LaGrange Rural Cemetery, LaGrange NY.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7pm at the John3:16 Christian Center3112 Rt. 82 Verbank, NY 12585. Phone # 845.462.5330 web site: www.john316cc.org. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Samaritan's Purse at http://www.samaritanspurse.org.
To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.HudsonValleyFuneralHomes.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Mar. 3, 2013