April 29, 2019
Veronica H. Chambers, 85, passed away Monday afternoon, April 29, 2019, at Lewis County Residential Facility where she had resided since July 2017.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, May 3, from 4 - 7 PM. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 3 PM at West Lowville Cemetery with Bruce Chartland presiding.
Veronica was born in Copenhagen on March 21, 1934, daughter of Frederic and Lena Franklin Chadil and she attended local schools. On December 18, 1951 she married John C. Chambers in the parsonage of Lowville Methodist Church with Rev. Anderson officiating. He passed on September 13, 2009. She enjoyed being a homemaker, crocheting, and embroidery and was known as the "coupon queen."
She is survived by her son, Gary R. Chambers, Copenhagen; two daughters, Rhonda J. Chambers, Copenhagen and Cindy L. (Johnny) Santiago, Central Square; two daughters-in-law, Susan K. Chambers, Theresa and Lorrie A. Chambers, Carthage; 9 grandchildren, Nichole (Mark) Hoffman, Dale (Kande) Papin, Jr., John Chambers, Krystin (Adam Powell) Chambers, David (Angie) Jones, Ed (Beth) Jones, Clayton (Donna) Chambers, Matt (Santana Knaul) Santiago, and Travis Santiago; 22 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Kelly and husband, Bob, Short Track, NY; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth Bennet, Doris (Art) Haggerty, and Duane Waterman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, John, Veronica was predeceased by two sons, David J. Chambers, October 9, 2009 and Bruce L. Chambers, June 12, 2010, granddaughter, Heather Chambers, June 1973, four brothers and five sisters.
Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.