Veronica M. Wandell

1918 – 2009

SOUTH PARIS — Veronica M. Wandell, 91, resident of Webster Road, Lisbon, and formerly of Peekskill, N.Y., died of natural causes Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1918, in Cambridge, Mass., a daughter of Ralph J. and Michalena (Lauchen) Lapinskas. She was educated in Massachusetts schools and graduated from Templeton High School in Templeton, Mass.

Mrs. Wandell was employed for many years at Reader’s Digest Magazine until her retirement in 1981.

She was a longtime communicant of the former St. Ann’s Parish of Lisbon. She was involved with the American Legion Post No. 158 of Lisbon and was also active with the National Wildlife Federation.

Mrs. Wandell enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and taking walks to enjoy nature. She was an avid reader and a lover of animals. She mostly devoted her free time to her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she enjoyed caring and cooking for. She will be remembered for her playful sense of humor, the many stories she would share with her family and friends and her contagious laugh. Her positive personality touched many and will never be forgotten.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roy W. Wandell, who died in 2004.

Survivors include a son, Roy R. Wandell of Lisbon; a daughter, Vera Ellen Wandell, of Peekskill, N.Y.; two sisters, Ann Stockman of Bristol, Conn., and Mary Santoro of Wolcott, Conn.; as well as her twin grandchildren, Amber Diana Wandell and Roy James Wandell.

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