Veronica “Ronnie” Arnese-Shipley of Milltown, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 30, 2019 at her daughter’s home. She was 69 years old. She lived and passed believing in peace, joy, and unity. Ronnie brought kindness and caring to everyone that crossed her path in life. This legacy continues on in each of the lives she touched. Veronica’s faith allowed her to live in the present moment; even when such moments were extremely challenging. She was able to find peace, joy, meaning, and purpose at every seemingly insignificant opportunity. She loved to listen to music, to dance, and to express her boundless love with abandon. Those who were close will fondly recall her welcoming and infectious smile while entertaining and times spent at her dining room table where she served delectable dishes – her love on a plate. We think of Veronica, our mother, sister, and friend, and feel that we are basking in the warm sunlight of her spirit. Ronnie is survived by her daughters, Andrea and Denise Shipley, of North Carolina, two brothers and one sister, numerous nieces and nephews and their children, very many cousins in the US and in Italy, and countless friends and acquaintances from near and far. Family and friends will be received on Friday 4-8pm at the Bronson and Guthlein Funeral Home of Milltown. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday 9:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, 233 North Main St., Milltown followed by interment at St. Peters Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ. The family requests those attending the funeral mass to wear something purple to the service. The family asks donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. in lieu of flowers (tribute donations can be made at: https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=39209&mfc_pref=T&39209.donation=form1).
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