Veronica Mae (Monok) Cerralvo, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones.
Born April 29, 1939, to Stephen F. and Veronica M. (Ontko) Monok, “Verna Mae” enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the beautiful lakeside town of Marblehead, where she lived until she began her studies at Cleveland State University. It was there she met her husband, Frank J Cerralvo.
Following their courtship and marriage, Veronica and Frank settled in Lakewood, where they had their first child. With strong faith and a deep love for one another, Veronica and Frank enjoyed countless good times and were each other’s comfort and strength through the bad, including the unexpected passing of their second child, Douglas James, in 1963. Over the years, Frank and Veronica added three more children to their family, raising them in Ohio, and then in Texas, where they all live to this day.
Not one to remain idle for long, Veronica kept busy with various jobs and hobbies, including decorating, collecting treasures, and her most recent career at the World Trade Center, where she was a showroom manager for over 15 years. Veronica and Frank enjoyed their golden years together in Denton, Texas, where as always, Veronica created a beautiful home and endeared herself to all that knew her.
It goes without saying that she will be sorely missed by many.
Veronica is survived by her husband, Frank; her children, Clarissa Corson, Jennifer Currey, Matthew Cerralvo and Rebecca Hudechek; nine grandchildren; her brother, Stephen J Monak; and her sister, Monica M Bush.
All of her family members take comfort in knowing she is resting in peace.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 North Bonnie Brae Street, Denton, Texas, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Daily Bread, 300 West Oak Street, Denton, TX 76201 (ourdailybreaddenton.org).