Veronica "Ronnie" Newman

January 8, 1933February 19, 2014
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Veronica “Ronnie” E. Newman, age 81 of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the loving care of her family and Cornerstone Hospice in Leesburg. She was born on Sunday, January 8, 1933 to Joseph and Hermina Spanik in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY. She moved here in 1985 from Freeport, Long Island, NY. Ronnie was of the Catholic faith and a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary (Chaplin) and the VFW Auxiliary. Ronnie loved to play bingo and called bingo at both the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. Much of Ronnie’s time was spent helping others, visiting nursing homes or spending time with those that were alone or in need of a kind and caring heart. She will be a great loss to our community.

She was preceded in death by her lifelong friend and provider, Sidney Newman and sister, Marian.

She leaves behind sons, Alan Pittides and wife Loretta of Oceanside, NY and Louis Newman and wife Joanne of Leesburg, FL; daughters, Joanne Pittides of Levittown, NY and Helen Ralph and husband Charlie of Farmingdale, NY; her best friend of 20 years, Diane Abbinante of Beverly Hills, FL; brothers, Joseph Spanik of Bethel, CT and Edward Spanik and wife Sue of Holbrook, NY; sisters, Eleanor Locicero and husband Frank of Alpine, CA and Lillian Balzano of Oceanside, NY; ten grandchildren, Timothy, Michael and Sean all of Oceanside, NY, Kimberly & Jennifer both of Farmingdale, NY, James, Jeremy, Hannah, Kathryn and Rachel all of Leesburg, FL and two great grandchildren, Katelyn & Gianna.

Visitation, Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM with Chapel Service at 3:30 PM at Fero Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home


  • Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 23, 2014

Veronica "Ronnie" Newman

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Jennie Caggiano

February 17, 2015

Words can not describe how much I love you ...I say good morning every time I awake, and say good night to you before I sleep. I miss you so much and love you forever!

sandye sklaroff

May 5, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always felt like another "daughter" when visiting in Oceanside. Ronnie was a sweet, fun lady who was very "cool" to us teenagers!.

Jean Marshall

February 24, 2014

I miss Ronnie so much !
I enjoyed her smile and seeing her at bingo.

Mary Jo Sharpe

February 22, 2014

Ronnie, my daughters, Cindy and Amy, and I loved you so much. You were
and always will be our "bingo angel". We'll miss you. Love, Mary Jo Sharpe
and family

February 22, 2014

Losing a mother is one of the most difficult things a son can go through. To lose both your parents so close together is tough, but you were/are a good son & strong and make them proud. My sympathies,

Cathy Tagliaferri

February 21, 2014

Although I can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in my thoughts from afar.

February 21, 2014

Rose and Paul Balzano