Veronica M. "Ronnie" Winslow

Veronica "Ronnie" Winslow, 88, of Avoca, passed away peacefully Saturday morning in Wesley Village.

Born in Avoca, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Dembitski Haduck and was a graduate of Duryea High School.

She worked in various capacities for more than 22 years with Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea. Ronnie loved animals and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; brothers, Tony, Eddie, Larry, Mike and Paul; and sisters, Victoria "Sara"' Sankus and Frances Jones.

Surviving are her son, Richard Winslow and his wife, Mary Ellen, South Abington Township; daughter, Beverly Yelpo and her husband, Joseph, Whitehouse Station, N.J.; granddaughters, Jennifer and Ashley Yelpo; a sister, Louise Chernefski and husband, Bernie, Moosic; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladika, officiating. Friends and relatives are asked to go directly to the church.

Interment will be in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

The family thanks the staff of Wesley Village and Dr. Guy Fasciana and his staff for their kindness and caring. And also a special thanks to her sister Louise and husband, Bernie, for their companionship and care.

Memorial donations may be made to St Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA 18509 or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411.

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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 10, 2013