Veronica Pascasio Varlack was born in the town of San Francisco de Macoris in the Dominican Republic on the 14th of December 1935 to Carlita Pascasio.
She grew up in a family of two brothers, Ramon and Leon, and two sisters Bertilia and Martina.
Like many people who came to the United States wanting the American dream, Veronica emigrated to the U.S. in 1961. To commemorate her new life, she proudly hung a picture of John F. Kennedy in her home for all to see and to thank him for opening the door to her new beginning in a new country. She became a naturalized citizen and her “American Dream” consisted of starting and raising a family of four children, Gina, Malverne, Alan and Natalya. Not only was she a loving and doting mother but she was an extremely hardworking individual who wanted nothing more than to provide for her family and to be successful in her new country, all of which she accomplished and more. She sewed dresses for Art Stone Co., worked a vendor table at the Attias Flea Market and worked many other odd jobs until being employed at Brookhaven National Lab, for which she was so very proud. There she remained, at the BNL post office for 20 years until she happily retired in 2003.
In retirement, she continued to live out the rest of her dreams by traveling extensively all over the world. She loved traveling with a passion and always brought something back to add a new touch to her beautiful American home. Even during difficult times her work ethic and desire for travel never diminished.
Veronica’s legacy includes her 4 four children, 2 step grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, other family members and countless friends. Most importantly, Veronica leaves behind the example that if you have a strong work ethic and desire to succeed, life in this country will be good and sweet.
We all thank Veronica for her legacy of strength, her courage, and most of all her example of love.