Veronica Kinch

August 2, 1932May 1, 2021

Veronica Kinch of Montgomery, Texas, formerly of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully from this life to eternal rest, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, May 1. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Opatick. Frank, her husband of 56 years, preceded her in death, along with four siblings: Bernard (Natalie), Eugene ‘Skip’ (Elaine), Lawrence ‘Tubby’ (Norma, surviving), Marianne (Ronald).

Veronica is survived by her children Jonathan ‘Jay’ (Becki), Timothy (Kim), and Laura Jean (Sean); seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Frank), Brittanie, Jacqueline, Jennifer (Greg), Troy (Linzie), Ryan and Darren; three great-grandchildren Blaine, Priscilla Grace, and Paizley; her helpful nephew, Wayne; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and her cat Maggie.

During her life, she built a successful career as a Sales Representative for Bell Telephone, later Verizon, and was an excellent homemaker, wife, mother, Gramsey, Great Gram, and Aunt. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, graduated from Duquesne High School, and was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, in Duquesne, PA., for more than 60 years. She loved animals, was passionate about her garden and yard, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. She was proud of her entire family and always showed an interest by keeping in touch with everyone.

A memorial Mass, celebrating her life, will be held on May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. central time at Saint John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, in Houston, Texas. Very Reverend Father Elias Rafaj will be officiating. This event will be streamed at

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bellevue Knights of Columbus, located at 450 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, Pennsylvania, 15202, in support of the Scriptural Radio Rosary, at the following link: Home Page (, an animal rescue of your choice, or demonstrate an act of kindness toward one another. Call family and friends to say “I love you” in memory of Veronica. Thank you to all for your outpouring of love and support as we complete this journey. The wonderful, loving, courageous matriarch of our family will be forever missed.

Private interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on May 11th at 11:00 a.m.

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Mark & Maria Lazur

May 4, 2021

Your mom was an amazing woman….always there for others. She was instrumental in our growth as Christians, from childhood through to today. She was always there for us, from her and Mr. Kinch teaching our catechism class at St Peter and Paul, thru high school, college, marriage…..including multiple visits to our home but 3 years ago when she still lived in West Mifflin. She was always a joy to be around. I remember her caring gestures as if they were yesterday. She held my hand at the cemetery during my father’s funeral in 1999 and visiting my mom here in her apartment near my home after my mom’s health started to decline. But I think my fondest memory was during a West Mifflin visit a few years ago, my sons and I helped her prune her beloved dogwood tree that Laura planted. She was meticulous about her yard, and took pride in everything that she did. She definitely left this world a better place…..

Ryan Connelly

May 3, 2021

think you for doing my prayers and for let stay at you house when i was young and going out to eat and going to church together. think for being a go grandmother to me. form you grandson Ryan.

Laura Connelly

May 3, 2021

Thank you for being a loving, caring mom. You are so special to me and will be forever dearly missed.

Joel Petrisko

May 3, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your Mom's death. Your Mom was awesome, wonderful person. I will saying prayers for her and your family.