Veronica L. Lavorel


Our beloved mother, Veronica L. Lavorel, affectionately known to all as Roni, 81, peacefully went home to the Lord on January 10, 2022. Born in Pinellas County, Florida on March 7, 1940, Veronica was the daughter of the late Walter and Rita Conroy. Veronica grew up on Long Island where she developed her signature accent that made her voice so recognizable by all. She moved upstate to raise her family and resided here ever since.

Veronica started her career as a hair dresser, always keeping up with the latest trends and styles of the day, and ended as a beauty consultant for the CVS corporation. Her distinct flair and style was uniquely her own. You never knew what hair color she would have from one week to the next, and she always dared to be different. Couple that with quick wit and a sense of humor that could not be replicated, and you had a truly outstanding person that was a blessing in our lives and to all who knew and loved her. Our mom was funny, fierce, resilient, strong, independent, humble, and had a grit that was unmatched. She raised her children to be the same. She will be dearly missed, but impossible to forget.

Veronica was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Michael and Allen, sisters Rita and Theresa, and her beloved daughter Michelle. She is survived by her sister Ginger (David) Gelfand, daughters Rita (Chris) Rhodes, Veronica (Larry) Walczak, son Michael (Terri) Sanacore, and her grandchildren Mikey, David, Alexis, and Luis, great grandchildren Livy and Dante, and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the ICU team at Saratoga Hospital, especially Samantha, for showing our mom such compassionate care during her time there.

A private family Requiem Mass and graveside service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to North American Martyrs, PO Box 334, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or to Birthright, PO Box 661, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Sherry Walczak Anderson

Sending love to all who knew and loved Roni. May she rest in everlasting peace forever.

Donna McCarthy

Roni was my neighbor in the building I live in she always was a very nice person. She always said hi every time she saw you she will be missed my prayers go out to families

Lucinda A Dawson

We had such wonderful times together. We spent so much time laughing with each other. I can still hear you laughing, even now. I will miss you. And our crazy midnight Walmart shopping sprees.

Michael Dahlquist

Roni, Thank you for all of the fun and laughs. You will be remembered and missed by many.

Roger & Joyce Locks

Our love and prayers are with all of you during your time in need. She will live in your hearts forever. Blessing to all.

Kathleen Cote-Ethier

To Veronica & Family.....thinking of you and yours with sympathy at this time of the transition of your Mother.

John and Lori Barnes

Mike and Terry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wanda Richards

My dear Rita I’m so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She sounds like an amazing lady.. she certainly raised a wonderful daughter/family. May your faith and memories console you! God bless her and your family!!

Billy Deike

My deepest condolences to my famila! Rest in Peace Aunt Roni and say hello to my mom.
Much love,
Your nephew
Billy

Maura K Manning

Your Mom was truly one of a kind. Had the pleasure of knowing her. Please know I am praying for you all. May you find peace in your hearts and your homes.
Sincerest condolences,
Maura K Manning ♥️✌

Kelly Mora

My dear friend what a beautiful obituary to honor and recognize the greatness and individuality of your mother. You can’t speak her name without a funny story to go with it. She was so full of life and to hear her speak made it impossible not to want to repeat it in a Roni voice. There was never a boring moment with your mom and I am thankful for the memories. We sure will miss Roni, when you get there make my mom beautiful ❤️

Pamila K Melander

Rita, Chris and your family,
Our love and prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Roni.
Bill and Pamila Melander ❤️

Bruce Lemelin

One of the sweetest class acts ever known. Not only did she make you feel welcome and part of the family, you felt like a rock star every time you stepped foot in her house! So sorry for your loss.