Veronica Bisnett

April 20, 1929September 22, 2020

A funeral mass for Veronica A. Bisnett, 91, of Potsdam will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Rev. Stephen Rocker officiating. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam.

Veronica Baxter Bisnett was born April 20, 1929 in Potsdam, NY to the late George and Geraldine (Benton) Baxter. She graduated from Potsdam Central School in 1947. After high school, she worked for Corbett’s Jewelry Store as a sales person. She then went on to work for New York Telephone Company, and after 30 years of employment she retired from Ames department store.

She will be sadly missed by her children; Colleen (Alger) Wallace, Michael (Denise) Bisnett, Betsy (Bill) Henry, Chet (Eve) Bisnett, Barbara (Scott) Holden, and a son-in-law Ted Sirko, her sister Nancy (Ray) Stoneburner, brother Harold (Gus) (Peggy) Baxter, sister Felicitas Baxter as well as 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Veronica was predeceased by her parents George and Geraldine, two sisters Genevieve Baxter and Jane Baxter Genton and by her daughter Karen Sirko in 2016 and her grandson Shane Bisnett in 2019. A grateful cancer survivor, Veronica was a devout Catholic who enjoyed being a Eucharistic Minister, singing in the church choir and was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

As a long time resident of Mayfield Apartments, she served on the advisory board for many years and enjoyed being an active member of the Mayfield community.

Most of all, Veronica was devoted to her family. Whether she was cheering from the stands or watching a performance, she always kept up on the many activities and accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

In her spare time, Veronica loved to read and was always looking forward to the next good book. Memorial donations in Veronica’s memory can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 17 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences, thoughts, and fond memories of Veronica can be shared with her family at



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Susanne Bessette Smith

October 1, 2020

I was so sad to learn of Veronica's passing. Hugs and prayers being sent to her family. I have many fond memories growing up with you.

Susanne Bessette Smith

Jo Weaver(Hurley)

September 27, 2020

My condolences to the entire Bisnett family,
Veronica was kind enough to give me my first real job. She always had an encouraging word or comment. I remember her as always willing to answer questions and flexible when dealing with this high school student and my various challenges. She was a great lady and instilled a good work ethic in me! She will be missed.

Bob Genton

September 27, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire Bisnett family over the loss of Veronica. I always enjoyed her company whenever we were together. I am sure she will missed by members of the entire family.

Sarah & Tony Fiacco

September 27, 2020

We were very sorry to hear of Mrs. Bisnett’s passing. We both knew her for many years and we both worked for her at Ames. She was so very nice and her smile brightened every room she entered. We send our condolences to all her family members, as we will not be able to make the services. May your happy memories give you peace.

Susan&Mark Hewitson

September 27, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bisnett Family.
Susan and Mark

Lynn Rose

September 26, 2020

I had the honor of taking care of Veronica. She was a wonderful, caring lady. I will always remember her for her love of life and her family. Heaven has a new angel...God speed, my friend....

Kim Barney Hayes

September 26, 2020

To Veronica’s family and friends... I’m so glad my sister and I were able to have a nice visit with Veronica in her home this summer. She seemed so glad to see us, and we chatted about things she and our Mom did years ago. Her mind was very keen, and she was able to remember so many vivid details. We had some wonderful laughs, and I am grateful to have these memories of her. Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss.
Rest In Peace, Veronica. ✨

Patrick Devine

September 26, 2020

Mike, sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

MaryChris Jones

September 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Veronica’s passing. She was a kind woman. I worked with her at Ames when I was in college. I hope your memories will ease the pain of her loss.
MaryChris (Gonyea) Jones and family.


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