Veronica Thompson Callanan – 80

MECHANICVILLE – Veronica Thompson Callanan, 80, of Penrose Ave., died early Saturday morning, August 31, at home, after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.

A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born Feb. 21, 1933, daughter of the late Britton and Ida Retell Thompson.

A homemaker, Veronica enjoyed listing to music, her doll collection, and playing cards with her family.  Her greatest enjoyment was watching over her six children, their children, and her siblings’ families.

She was a past member of St. Luke’s Church, Mechanicville.

Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Walter T. Callanan, Sr,  in 2007, along with sister Mary “Babe” Plasencia and brothers Britt, Joe, Bill, Ken, Ed and Fred Thompson.

Survivors include her sons Walt (Brownyn) Callanan, Jr. and Harold “Bill” (Sheila) Callanan both of Stillwater, Britton (Sharon) and John Callanan both of Mechanicville, daughters Sharon (Gary) and Colleen (Dalton) Brunick both of Mechanicville, 15 grand and 17 great grandchildren.  Also her sisters Emma Masterson, Doris Sunkes, Rita Weber Dalaba all of Mechanicville and Elsie Duffney of Stillwater, along with many nieces, nephews and their families.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 10 AM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville.  Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery.  Calling hours at the Funeral Home on Monday from 3-6 PM.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga or the American Cancer Society, in loving memory of Veronica M. Callanan. to leave condolences and for directions.