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Veronica C Ford

August 2, 1924 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 97)


Veronica C. Ford (Vera), 97, of Ramsey passed away on May 21st, 2022 comfortably in her home. Vera was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 2nd, 1924 to the late Anna and Frederick William Blocker. Vera was a 1942 graduate of Bay Ridge High School. She attended Brooklyn College and City College of New York for accounting. Vera worked at Ramsey Lumber Company for 13 years as a bookkeeper. She was office manager and bookkeeper for several businesses of John Schepps of Chester, NY. Vera retired at the age of 79 from John’s Companies. She married the late Leonard M. Ford in February 1948. Vera and Len had five daughters, all named with a “D”- Deborah, Donna, Dawn, Doretta and Derry. Debbie married Herbert Yauch, Donna married Clinton Lynch, Dawn married Robert Thurston, Doretta married Charles Sheaffer and Derry married Douglas Blake. Vera had nine grandchildren; Kristen and Jennifer Yauch, Nicole (Lynch) Khezzar, Michelle (Lynch) Barredo, Clinton Ford Lynch, Jessica Thurston, Kimberly Sheaffer, Tyler and Ryan Blake. Vera also had four great-grandchildren; Logan, Charlotte, Remi and Reagan. Vera was preceded by her parents, brother, Fred W. Blocker and son-in-law, Charles Sheaffer. Vera rode her bike outdoors until she was 87 years old and sang in St. Paul’s choir since 1963. She also sang for the funeral masses of St. Paul. She did the calligraphy for the baptism certificates and the monthly cover booklets for 25 years. She was active in senior activities such as trips to New York City, church pilgrimages to Europe and day trips from the Leisure Club and Mahwah Honda Club where she was the treasurer. Vera enjoyed watching the New York Mets, Brooklyn Nets and New York Giants. You could always find her dancing at events and being the life of the party at her grandchildren’s weddings and family gatherings. She crocheted blankets for those in need and for her family as well. Her family will forever cherish these blankets. Vera is survived by her five daughters, four son-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Visitation Tuesday May 24, 2022 from 10am-12pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481.  Funeral Mass to follow at 1pm St. Paul's R.C Church 200 Wyckoff Ave, Ramsey, NJ 07446.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Paul’s Church in Ramsey; 200 Wyckoff Ave, Ramsey, NJ 07446 or Ramsey Ambulance Corps; 41 S Island Ave, Ramsey, NJ 07446.

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May 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
May 24, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Paul R.C. Church
200 Wyckoff Avenue
Ramsey, NJ 07446

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