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Veronica Shipkowski


Veronica “Verna” (Maleshefski) Shipkowski, 95, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

She was born January 2, 1922 in Nanticoke and was the loving daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Gregga) Maleshefski.

Verna was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, gardening, volunteering at her church and delivering Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the former Garden Club of Middletown, St. Lawrence Club and Golden Group. Her greatest love was her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Verna was preceded in death by her husband Anthony J. Shipkowski Jr., son and daughter-in-law David and Kim Shipkowski, granddaughter Kaitlyn Shipkowski, and eight siblings.

Verna is survived by her daughters Diane Hubbell and husband Cliff of South Carolina, and JoAnn Shipkowski of Middletown; son Mark Shipkowski and wife Kathy of Middletown; four grandchildren Anthony (Alicia), BrieAnn, Allison, and Jessica Shipkowski; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA, with the Rev. Ted Keating as the celebrant. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

Inurnment will be at Middletown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Verna’s name to her church for Tuition Angels.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA with the funeral arrangements.

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