Verona F. (Hughes) Conners, 87

Verona F. (Hughes) Conners, formerly of Embury Apartments in Saratoga Springs, passed peacefully Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Wesley Health Care Center surrounded by friends and family. She was 87.

Born on Jan. 5, 1923 in Middle Granville, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary E. (Thomas) Hughes. The family moved in 1931 to Saratoga Springs where she graduated from high school in 1941. She was employed by Van Raalte & Co. for 11 years as a supervisor of shipping. After marrying in 1951, she worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco until 1955. While raising two children, she was secretary to the principal at Dorothy Nolan School until retiring in 1980.

Throughout her life, she quietly served her community as choir director, Sunday school teacher, assisting Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, and in later years knitting and crocheting hundreds of hats, mittens, “Sweaters for Kids” and afghans for “After the Fire.”

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her son, Bruce E. Conners, who passed away on June 15, 1974.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert E. Conners; her daughter, Karen S. Conners of Duanesburg; her brother, Ernest L. (wife, Betty Rowland) Hughes of Hillsboro, Ore.; and several cousins.

A celebration of Verona’s life was held Monday, March 8, at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). There were no public calling hours. Private burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

 

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]