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Sister Mary Veronica DelVecchio, longtime religion teacher

July 10, 1912 – Sept. 8, 2015

Sister Mary Veronica DelVecchio, a Franciscan nun for 80 years, died Tuesday in St. Mary of the Angels Regional House, Williamsville. She was 103.

Born in Rochester, Sister Veronica entered the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child, now the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, in 1935. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rosary Hill College, now Daemen College, with a major in theology and a minor in sociology. She later did graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

She was a religion teacher for 52 years, serving in Our Lady of Loretto and Holy Cross schools in Buffalo, Our Lady of Fatima Mission Center in Cattaraugus, the St. Pius X Mission Center in Batavia and Immaculate Conception Mission Center in Belmont.

She also was a census worker for 36 years, working in various parishes and other locations throughout the Diocese of Buffalo.

She served in various offices for the Franciscan Sisters, was community administrator for 14 years and was receptionist and secretary at Turner Carroll High School for seven years.

Survivors include a sister, Lena.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels Regional House, 201 Reist St., Williamsville.