February 4, 1922 - March 13, 2016
Veronica Tecza Brescher, 94 years old of Tinton Falls, New Jersey passed away Sunday March 13, 2016 at Kensington Court Assisted Living Center of advanced stage dementia. Veronica was born the 4th of February 1922 in Trzebo, Sokolaw Malopolski, Poland to Agnieszka and Wojciech Tecza of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Her mother took her and her brother, John on the ship Estonia from Danzig to America to unite them with their father. They arrived on Ellis Island on the 26th of June 1925. She recalled her first memory of her life, seeing her father for the first time and telling her mother “What a handsome man he is!. Veronica grew up during the Great Depression paying a heavy price by dropping out of high school and working at a Lithuanian bakery to help support the family. The 1940 census showed her working 40 hours a week after 52 weeks she made $450. She got a job as a machine operator at Singer Sewing Machine Company making 25 cents an hour. During WWII Singer’s was contracted to build airplane parts for the Department of War. Meeting her girlfriend during lunch one day she mentioned she was making 50 cents an hour doing the same job on the military side of the plant. Veronica jumped at the chance. After the war her friend introduced her to a former Navy sailor working as a machinist in the same building. Ronnie and Bert spent summer weekends taking the train to the Jersey Shore. They married in May of 1948 and lived in a little one bedroom apartment. Their first child Bert was born in 1951. They bought a 3 bedroom house in Clark, NJ and Richard was born in 1953. Veronica was happy being a mother and the suburban life of the 1950’s. Patty was born in 1957. As the children grew older she took on part-time jobs to help pay bills. She enjoyed working and started working full-time once again. She saw she could travel with her husband and visited Europe and Asia. She retired from American Home Products and her husband Bert the following year retired from American Flange. They moved to Barnegat to enjoy the retired life and their children and grandchildren. Bert died in 1998 and she suffered heart problems and had failing health. She lived at Kensington Court for about a year.. Her husband, Bert preceded her in death. Surviving her are her son, Bert wife Veronica and grandson Joseph of Tujunga, Ca. her son Richard and wife Sherri of Clifton Park, NY; Granddaughter Shannon and husband Christopher Shea and great- grandson Dylan of Rockville, MD; Her daughter Patricia and husband Brian Antonnuci of Tinton Falls and granddaughter Sara Lipari of Liberty Township, OH; Her brother Stanley and his son Scott of Elizabeth, NJ. A Memorial Mass will be offered 11:00 am on Monday March 21, 2016 at the Church of St. Anselm, 1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls NJ 07712 Interment pending at BG William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562 The family requests that any donations be made to Veronica’s favorite charity “Catholic Charities” or the “ Alzheimer’s Association” would be appreciated.
Veronica Tecza Brescher, 94 years old of Tinton Falls, New Jersey passed away Sunday March 13, 2016 at Kensington Court Assisted Living Center of advanced stage dementia. Veronica was born the 4th of February 1922 in Trzebo, Sokolaw Malopolski,... View Obituary & Service Information
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