Veronica T. James (1934 - 2013)

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Veronica T. James, 78

Waite Park formerly of St. Paul and Sauk Centre

March 31, 1934 - Feb. 18, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Veronica T. James, age 78 of Waite Park, formerly of St. Paul and Sauk Centre who passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Alan Wielinski will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery, Sauk Centre.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud and after 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Veronica was born on March 31, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Thomas and Helen (Moga) Gibbons. She grew up in St. Paul the daughter of Tommy Gibbons the Ramsey County Sheriff and Heavy Weight Boxing Championship contender. She married Clarence F. "Bear" James on February 7, 1959 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in St. Paul. The couple lived in North St. Paul until moving to Sauk Centre in 1980. She has made her home in Waite Park since 2004.

Survivors include her children, Mari B. (Dan Kuchar) Maggio of Commerce City, Colorado, Jeffrey of Aitkin, Maureen of St. Cloud, Thomas of Sartell, Christopher (Nancy) of Becker, Gina (Carlton) Frank of Austin and Gregory C. of Waite Park; 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and sister, Mary DeLuca of Pueblo, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence "Bear"; brothers, Thomas, Richard, Mark, Jerome, Gregory, Peter and Jack; and one sister, Joanne Rogers.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 20, 2013
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