Obituary for Veronica "Roney" Atkas
BETHANY and SEYMOUR, CT: Veronica “Roney” Atkas, age 96 of Bethany, a former longtime Seymour resident entered peaceful rest on April 15, 2017 at the Griffin Hospital, Derby; she was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Atkas, Jr. She was born February 22, 1921 in Scranton, PA, daughter of the late John and Domicella (Noreika) Yanish. Roney resided in Seymour since 1945, and recently resided in Bethany for the past two years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Woodbridge. Mrs. Atkas will be fondly remembered for the love she had for her family.
Roney leaves her loving family including her daughter, Celeste Fassbender and her husband Thomas of Bethany with whom she resided; her sons, Paul J. Atkas, III and his wife Sharon of Derby, and Gene Atkas and his wife Marilyn of Seymour, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her sons John and Ronald Atkas, and her brothers, Edward, John, and Casimir Yanish, and sisters, Ann Matulevich and Nell Yanashot predeceased her.
Calling Hours are Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 81 Center Rd., Woodbridge. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, Seymour .Memorial Gifts may be sent to the Griffin Hospital Hospice Unit, 130 Division St., Derby, CT 06418, or to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, c/o Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 81 Center Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. For directions and to share a memory online please go to www.hullfh.com