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Veronica C. Mohr, a longtime Amherst resident who worked in sales at Wm. Hengerer Co. in Eggertsville for about 15 years, died Friday (Dec. 24, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. She was 82.

"She was No. 1 with her family," said a son, William G. of Eggertsville. "She also had a lot of friends in her neighborhood. She had a good sense of humor, and she was fiercely independent, a person who couldn't sit still."

Born Veronica Catherine Hornein Brooklyn, where she attended elementary and high school, she met her husband, William F. Mohr, when he was a lieutenant and later a captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

The couple moved to Amherst from Schenectady 45 years ago, when he was transferred by his employer. He died in 1970.

Mrs. Mohr, who lived in East Amherst at her death, was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Swormville, the church's St. Ann's Society and its senior citizens organization.

She also was a member of the Amherst Senior Citizens and the Solos, a widows social group.

Survivors, besides her son William, include two other sons, George R. of Derby and Robert J. of Wheatfield; a sister, Maryann Bridges of Brooklyn; two brothers, George L. Horne of Lakehurst, N.J., and William J. Horne of Long Island; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in St. Mary's Church, Swormville. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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