YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen of Hungary Church for Mrs. Veronica J. Gabrick, 79, who passed away Wednesday evening May 11, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
Veronica ”Vee” was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Youngstown, Ohio Mahoning County) a daughter of John and Veronica Szakacs Dankovich.
She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School class of 1950 and attended the St. Louis Conservatory of Music.
She was a member of St. Stephen of Hungary Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and served as president, the Monday Night Prayer Group, member of Wm. Penn Branch 28, the Youngstown American Hungarian Churches and Societies, the Johnny Appleseed Garden Club, the Semper Maicus Card Club for 50 years, the Dollar Bank retirees and a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown for many years and later transferred to the Boardman Campus.
Vee worked at Dollar Bank as a bookkeeper, Horvath’s Tea Room, and the Cornersburg’s Italian Specialty Store retiring in 2006.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Gabrick, whom she married on June 27, 1953.
She leaves a son, Eddie (Linda) Gabrick of Austintown, Ohio; three daughters, IIona (Rick) Kubic of Canfield, Ohio Theresa (Ed) Ference of Canfield and Cheryl Gabrick of Youngstown; grandsons Scott, Jason, Kyle and Brett Gabrick; granddaughters Dannete (Sean) Lyden, Emily Cooke, Jamie (Chris) Amedeo and Amanda and Becki Ference; a great-granddaughter, Madison; a brother, John (Sally) Dankovich of Austintown, Ohio; two sisters, Marian (Bill) Palomaki of Struthers, Ohio and Irene Junkin of Youngstown; many nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Louis Dankovich; a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Grace Lyden; a brother-in-law, Tom Junkin; and son-in-law, Donald Cooke.
She loved to spend time with her family to cook, bake and garden. Vee also enjoyed summer vacations in Conneaut, Pa. with her extended family.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.