DEERING, NH: Veronica Sophie (Lipkvich) Stoyak, 96, passed peacefully on March 28, 2019, at the Concord Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 8, 1922 in Branford, Connecticut to Joseph and Agnes (Rosekavich) Lipkvich. She married Louis Stoyak on August 1, 1942. They lived and raised their children in Branford, Connecticut.
Veronica is predeceased by her parents, her husband in 1973, her three brothers, John Lipkvich (Viola), Frank Lipkvich (Elsie), Stephen Lipkvich (Louise), and 5 sisters, Mildred Golden (Edwin), Agnes Dudley (Fred), Julia Lipkvich, Esther Fuerstenberger (Frank) and Anna Lipkvich.
She is survived by her son Lou, of Deering, her daughter, Agnes of Hopkinton, her 7 grandchildren, Arnold, Kristopher, Heather, Shaline, Natasha, Robert and Mikayla and 6 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Veronica, Ashley, Alexis, Christopher and Izabella, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Veronica enjoyed cooking, quilting, reading, swimming, gardening, traveling, listening and dancing to the sounds of polish music played by the Stoyak Orchestra and spending time with her family. She enjoyed her independence and lived on her own until the age of 96. Her devotion to her family, elaborate storytelling, and spitfire personality will never be forgotten.
A graveside service will be held in her memory on Friday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Agnes’ Cemetery in Branford, Connecticut.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank the Concord Visiting Nurses Association and the staff at the Concord Hospice House for their wonderful care, support and patience.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Concord Regional Hospice House, 240 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.