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POLAND - Veronica “Ronnie” P. Shurilla, 82, passed away Friday morning at her home with her family by her side. 

Veronica was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Lackawanna, N.Y., a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Dutka) Lehman.

Veronica was a registered nurse for Dr. Sirio in Buffalo, N.Y., and at the Little Forest Nursing Home for 10 years. She was a member of the Holy Family Church and their Altar Guild. She was also a member of the Poland Baseball Association and the Mohawk Women’s Golf League. 

Her husband, John E. Shurilla, whom she married May 8, 1954, passed away June 1, 1999.

Veronica leaves her daughter, Dr. Elaine (Dr. Bradley) Lewis of Groveport; five sons, Christopher (Lynda) Shurilla of Struthers, James (Cathy) Shurilla of Poland, David (Julie) Shurilla of Jamestown, N.Y., Daniel Shurilla of Poland, and John (Debbie) Shurilla of Poland; 11 grandchildren, John and David Lewis, Bill (Karen) Johngrass, Jim Johngrass, Katy (Vinnie) Gala, Heather (Jerry) Johnston, Renee (Ryan) Gesacion, Jim (Amanda) Shurilla, Ryan Najuch, and Jonathan and Jarrett Shurilla; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Johnston, Allison Gesacion, and Emma and Gracy Gala; a brother, John of Buffalo; a sister, Laurie of Buffalo; and her very special beloved dog, Precious.

Veronica was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn and Ann.

There will be no calling hours or services.

“Veronica’s family would like to give special blessings to her angels: her caregiver, Laura Kennedy, who made it possible for mom to be home the last several months of her life and she was the best they could imagine.  All of her physicians including Dr. Mike Black and Dr. Knight; Leslie, her hospice nurse; and all of the wonderful, caring nurse’s aides, physicians, physicians assistants and volunteers at hospice house.  They couldn’t couldn’t have gotten through this without them!”

Material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St, Boardman, OH 44512 or  Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Professional arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.

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“RIP Aunt Ronnie. I will always love you.”

 » Peggy Lubecki on April 13, 2014

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