Veronica Kinch, of Montgomery, Texas, formerly of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully from this life to eternal rest, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, May 1. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Opatick. Frank, her husband of 56 years, preceded her in death, along with four siblings: Bernard (Natalie), Eugene ‘Skip’ (Elaine), Lawrence ‘Tubby’ (Norma, surviving), Marianne (Ronald).
Veronica is survived by her children Jonathan ‘Jay’ (Becki), Timothy (Kim), and Laura Jean (Sean); seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Frank), Brittanie, Jacqueline, Jennifer (Greg), Troy (Linzie), Ryan and Darren; three great-grandchildren Blaine, Priscilla Grace, and Paizley; her helpful nephew, Wayne; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and her cat Maggie.
During her life, she built a successful career as a Sales Representative for Bell Telephone, later Verizon, and was an excellent homemaker, wife, mother, Gramsey, Great Gram, and Aunt. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, graduated from Duquesne High School, and was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, in Duquesne, PA., for more than 60 years. She loved animals, was passionate about her garden and yard, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. She was proud of her entire family and always showed an interest by keeping in touch with everyone.
A memorial Mass, celebrating her life, will be held on May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. central time at Saint John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, in Houston, Texas. Very Reverend Father Elias Rafaj will be officiating. This event will be streamed at https://stjohnchrysostom.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bellevue Knights of Columbus, located at 450 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, Pennsylvania, 15202, in support of the Scriptural Radio Rosary, at the following link: Home Page (kofc1400.com), an animal rescue of your choice, or demonstrate an act of kindness toward one another. Call family and friends to say “I love you” in memory of Veronica. Thank you to all for your outpouring of love and support as we complete this journey. The wonderful, loving, courageous matriarch of our family will be forever missed.
Private interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on May 11th at 11:00 a.m..
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