Veronica Angione passed away in Deerfield, Illinois on Saturday, August 6, 2022 with her two beloved daughters by her side.
Born in Cashel, Ireland to Patrick and Josephine Flanagan, Veronica moved to the United States with her first husband in 1960 at 20 years old. After two beautiful children and an amicable separation, she found and married the love of her life Anthony Angione. The family lived in Westport, CT then briefly in San Diego before settling in Norwalk where Veronica remained for most of her life. In 2014 she moved to Wilton, CT and spent eight happy years living near her daughters and two of her grandchildren before moving to Chicago with her family in 2021.
Veronica was a strong, independent Irish woman, and a caring and generous wife, mother and friend. Though she is often remembered in her signature turtlenecks, in her earlier years she was known for her incredible sense of style, and her warm and welcoming home. She was never one to sit down unless it was for a cup of coffee and dessert, which she never passed up. Her need to keep busy led her to a job in estate sales where her organizational skills and love of discovering hidden treasures found the perfect outlet. Veronica adored the holidays, especially Christmas. There was no greater joy than making holidays extra special for her family and the many guests she hosted over the years. From November through December she could always be found baking her famous desserts, or decorating her home like a vintage Victorian fairytale.
Veronica returned to Ireland to see her family frequently until her husband’s illness in later years kept her close to home. It was her gift to care deeply for her loved ones, and immediately put her needs aside should a friend or family member fall ill. Her determination and unwavering Faith in God allowed her to face loss and life’s inevitable challenges with grace. She was a fixture at St. Jerome Church, a place that brought her peace and comfort throughout the years.
Veronica cherished her grandchildren above all and perhaps shined the brightest in this role. She gave them all the love in her heart and undoubtedly continues to watch over them from above.
She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Skehan and Colleen Wiedmann, her grandchildren Patrick, Victoria, Sean, Layla, and Lilliana “Lily”, great-grandchildren Veronica, Persephone and Evelyn, and siblings Ann Fogarty, Eileen D’Arcy, and Andrew Flanagan in Ireland. She is predeceased by her husband Anthony J. Angione, her son John Skehan, and her sister Patricia Flanagan. Her sister, Mary Croke, joined her in Heaven on September 3, 2022.
There will be a celebration of Veronica’s life on Sunday, November 20 at noon at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Dementia Society of America at https://dementiasociety.charityproud.org/donate would be appreciated.