Veronica Lynn Sappah


Boonville- Veronica Lynn Sappah passed away in her sleep at her residence on September 3, 2020.  She was born on June 27, 1969, in Westwood, New Jersey.  She spent the first few months of her life in Gulfport, Mississippi, where her father was stationed at the Sea Bee base.  She survived the devastation of Hurricane Camille at the tender age of three months.  Veronica’s early years were spent in Park Ridge, New Jersey.  She moved to Boonville, in 1980, where she attended Boonville Middle School and Adirondack High School.  As a teenager, she was very fond of music and often visited her friend George Capron at Adirondack Music.  She enjoyed the Beatles but loved Duran Duran most of all.  Veronica was a free spirit and had the ability to judge a person’s character within a few minutes.  She loved animals, especially cats.  She LOVED all cats.    


Veronica is survived by her son, Nicholas Sappah, Oriskany, her mother and step father, Linda and John Hennessey, Boonville, her father and step mother, Charles and Gail Sappah, Park Ridge, NJ, a very special friend, Karen Witzigman Gardener, Boonville, whom she loved as a sister; step sisters Dona Hennessey Carhart, Minoa, Cary Hennessey, Oswego and a step brother, Rob and Kathy Hennessey, Boonville.  Also surviving are uncles, aunts, many cousins and by her numerous friends.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ruth and Wallace Flint, her paternal grandparents, Alfred and Mary Sappah and by one uncle, Robert Berger and one aunt, Eileen Berger Celauro.  Our family wishes to express special thanks to Karen Gardener, for all of her kindness, love, and caring shown to Veronica thru the years.  Go with God, Monk, fly free!    


Relatives and friends are invited to memorial visitation hours on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 2-4 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Stevens Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502.  


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