Veronica M. “Ronnie” Williamson
December 26, 1940 - March 29, 2022
Veronica M. “Ronnie” Williamson, age 81, of Newark, Delaware, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Born in Bayonne, New Jersey on December 26, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Luke J. and Mary E. Mahoney. Known fondly as “Ronnie” she grew up in Bayonne until 1957 when she and her family moved to Newark, Delaware.
Ronnie worked at Newark High School as a Senior Secretary to the Principal, retiring in 2006 after 37 years of service with the Christina School District. She was a true asset to the daily operations of the school, and the staff. Ronnie was an invaluable resource to the school for many years even after her retirement.
Ronnie was a vivacious and adventurous woman who was loved and admired by so many. She enjoyed traveling the globe with her husband, Fred, and following her favorite band, The Four Freshman around the U.S. Ronnie and her family enjoyed vacationing in the Outer Banks for over a quarter of a century. Many of her travels were with her Newark High School faculty and students on class trips around the U.S.
She was very active within her community as a member of the Brookside Lions Club for 20 years providing meals year-round especially during the holidays for the less fortunate and those who had no family.
In addition to her parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth Ann Mahoney and Rita Norris. Ronnie is survived by her loving husband, Frederick “Pete” Williamson Jr., they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary; beloved children, Peter (Sandra) and Patti Samluk (Jeff); sisters, Sarah Boyle of Macungie, PA and Mary Agnes Donaldson of Millsboro; four grandchildren, Matthew Engelhardt (Katie), Holly Aschendorf (Philip), Peter Williamson Jr. (Alanna) and Robert Williamson (Lindsay) to include Jacqueline, Dylan and Zachary Samluk; and seven great grandchildren, all of whom she adored.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronnie’s memory to the Brookside Lions Club, 390 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE 19713.