Veronica Frances Ferragine, 97, of 401 Chestnut Street, Johnsonburg, PA.
Veronica Frances Ferragine, 97, of 401 Chestnut Street, Johnsonburg, passed away Thursday morning, May, 4, 2023 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys following a brief illness. She was born on April 2, 1926 in Johnsonburg, the youngest of ten children to the late Stephen and Grace Scrivo Vavala. On August 23, 1958 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Anthony F. Ferragine. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2020.
A lifelong resident of Johnsonburg, she was a 1944 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and had been a member of the Rosary Altar Society, and the CD of A. She was also a member of the Marie Jose Lodge. She had also been a lunchtime volunteer at ECCHS for many years when her children were students at the school. She loved spending time with her family, especially during the holidays and during summer at the camp at the dam, always looking for someone to play 500 with her. She loved trips to the casino and her own and everyone else’s pets.
Veronica had worked at Stackpole in Johnsonburg. Along with her husband Anthony, in 1962, they pooled their resources, financial and physical, to purchase the Penn Club and open the Anthony Ferragine Funeral Home. She worked in many capacities there for many years.
Veronica is survived by her children, Gemma Ferragine and her husband Gary Palm of Raleigh, NC, Frank Ferragine and his wife Sherrie of Johnsonburg and Veronica Pierce of Ringwood, NJ and her grandchildren Amanda Palm and her husband Josh Williams, Mary Palm, Samantha, Mrs. Kyle Yurkiewicz, Anthony “Joey” Ferragine and his fiancé Abby Owen, William “Luke” Ferragine and his fiancé Emily Miller, Rebecca Pierce, Matthew Pierce and Stephen Pierce. She is also survived great-grandchildren Josephine “JoJo” Williams, Grayson Yurkiewicz and Hayden Yurkiewicz due in June.
She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Veronica is predeceased by brothers Salvatore “PeeWee” and Bruno “Nibe” Vavala, sisters Helen Tassone, Marian Dellaquila, Rose Damore, Brunina Tripodi, Josephine DeFiore, Givanna “Jenny” Francis and Margaret “Margie” Occhiuto and a son-in-law Mark L. Pierce.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Veronica F. Ferragine will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg on Monday May 8, 2023 at 10 AM with Fr. David Wilson, Pastor. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F Ferragine Funeral Home and Cremation Services Chapel, 401 Chestnut Street Johnsonburg, PA Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM.
If desired, memorial contributions should be made in remembrance of her to Holy Rosary Church, 606 Penn St., Johnsonburg, PA 15845, The Johnsonburg Community Center, 600 Market St., Johnsonburg, PA 15845, The Johnsonburg Community Trust, or to the Johsonburg Public Library, 520 Market St. #1, Johnsonburg, PA 15845.