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100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
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Veronica Smoke

Veronica A. Smoke

Thursday, April 10th, 1958 - Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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AKWESASNE – Veronica A. Smoke, 62, of 229 Snye School Road, passed away on Wednesdaym July 1, 2020 at Cornwall Community Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Veronica was born on April 10, 1958 in Snye, daughter of the late Alex and Rita Lazore Smoke. She attended schools in Snye and Cornwall and graduated from Salmon River Central School in 1976.

Veronica first worked at Snye School as a Gym Teacher and taught Mohawk Immersion. She later became the cook and dietary aide at Tsiionkwanonso:te, where she remained for many years. Veronica also owned and operated Smoke’s Catering for several years. She was a member of the Akwesasne Death Benefits Group and enjoyed visits to the casino, doing puzzles, playing pool and softball, and traveling. She cherished the time she was able to spend with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Veronica is survived her daughters, Stephanie Smoke and Jade Smoke (Jake Whitecrow), all of Akwesasne; three grandchildren, Jrake, Jraya, and Jre Whitecrow; her seven sisters, Mary Terrance; Clara Burk; Delores Swamp; Lisa Ward, Valerie (Willie) Ramirez; Dorothy Smoke (Richard LaPage); and Iris (Pete) LaFrance; and two brothers, Alex Smoke, Jr.; and Allen John (Chrissy) Smoke.

In addition to her parents, Veronica was predeceased by her sister, Sally Ann Cook on April 23, 2014.

Friends may call Tuesday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena. This will be an attendance controlled visitation and those attending are asked to observe social distancing and wear face coverings.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider memorial contributions to the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance or the Akwesasne Homemakers in her memory.

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    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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Teddy, Sheila and Reen Cook and family

Posted at 12:09pm
On behalf of the family of Teddy, Sheila and Reen Cook, please accept our sincere condolences for your family’s loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. We will pray for her and your family ❤️

Julie Jacobs

Posted at 11:08am
Our deepest condolences to family of Veronica. May your memories of her keep her alive in your hearts.
From Louise And Dette Cook, Julie, Bobby and Hilary Jacobs,

Greg Hendricks

Posted at 12:21pm
Sending my condolences to all the family of Veronica

Salvina Norris

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Steph and Smoke Family, I am so sorry for your loss my heart is heavy for you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love Salvina Norris &Family
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