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Obituary - Veronica Mennella Walsh

Veronica Mennella Walsh was born May 8, 1964 and released her spirit to her heavenly home on Jan. 6, 2011 after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer.  She had been living in South Carolina since 1998, but was raised in Kew Gardens and lived in Hartsdale, Armonk and Massapequa as well.  

Veronica attended Hawthorne Elementary, McKenna Jr. High, and then Alfred J. Berner High School for two years in 1981 and 1982. She then moved to Hartsdale and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and went on to SUNY Plattsburgh College where she graduated in 1986.  Her beautiful life is her legacy to her family and friends.  They will carry her zeal for living in their memories and share her spirit with others as they continue to remember her and rejoice when they reunite with her in the future.  Heaven has multiplied its joy in receiving her.

Veronica’s greatest accomplishment was her success as an entrepreneur of Planning the Globe, an award-winning meeting planning and special events company. She received an award as “Top 40 under 40” for prominent women in business.  She traveled all over the world for business and pleasure but had the most joy with family and friends and watching her children play hockey and swim.  Her children were her pride and joy.  She emulated the love of Christ through every aspect of her life.

Veronica volunteered her time with East Cooper Community Outreach and Low Country Women with Wings, taught CCD for 8 years at Christ our King Catholic Church and wore many hats over the years but being a mother was most precious to her.  She is survived by her husband Larry Walsh; a daughter Khailey Walsh 19; a son Thomas Walsh 16; her mother Diane Spivak and her husband Richard; her father Ken Mennella and his wife Nicki; two sisters Lisa Gioia and Constance Mennella; her brother Kenny Mennella and his wife Freya; her mother-in-law Josephine Hetherington; father-in-law Larry Walsh and his wife Ginger; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on February 26, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Martin of Tours RC Church, Amityville.  Veronica will live on through the work of the “Listen, It Whispers” Foundation being established in her memory.  You can make a donation through the Center for Women at www.c4women.org  by clicking on ‘Give Now.’ All donations are tax deductible.