will be offered entirely in

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 484 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens

on TUESDAY, February 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.


The Funeral Mass will also be available by livestream.

Please follow the link provided above.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Fred Hollows Foundation

would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Church,

or can be made online at: Fred Hollows Donations Link


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 14, 2023.

Aged 92 years.


Loving wife for 71 years of Brian (deceased).


Much loved mother and mother-in-law of

Peter and Sue (deceased), Michael and Fiona,

Mary and Bill, and Paul and Gaye.

Special friend to Jenny.


Grandma to Christine, Alison, Claire, Ben, Tom, Monica,

Bridget, Claire Ellen, Connor, Christopher and their partners.


Great grandma to Jack, Charlie, Theodore,

Amira, Layla, Max, Susie, Ivy, Alby and Louie.

Forever in our hearts, will be dearly missed.

Message Board

Christine Moriarty -

Forever in our hearts.

Anne Morgan -

Last of 13 Mc Veigh siblings .Hard to believe ! There will be some welcoming party in Heaven with Vera taking centre stage singing Bless this House ! She had a wonderful life with Brian by her side . Molly loved her so much . My thoughts are with you all today .

Sheila Paolinelli -

To all our dear Australian family We are so sorry to hear the news of Vera’s passing. Such a wonderful lady who brought so much joy, laughter, and can I say advice, to Newcastle with each visit. One amazing lady whom we all thought the world of. May she rest in peace with the love of her life. Thinking of you all & sending our love & sincere condolences Marco & Sheila Paolinelli xx

Patrick mcveigh -

Rest in peace aunt Vera the last of the 13 mcveighs

Angela Flanagan -

Fond memories of time spent with our dear Aunt Vera both here in Newcastle and down under in Adelaide.We loved her zest for life, her courage and her great sense of humour. Thank you for the love and kindness she gave to all of us and may she now rest in eternal peace with our dear Uncle Brian. Angela

Brian McVeigh -

RIP Aunt Veronica and the end of an era in the McVeigh family Newcastle, County Down. Many happy memories of her visits back to Newcastle and glad I got to visit her in Adelaide in 2007. A memory I have is her love for the Irish spring and the yellow colours - primroses, whine bushes and daffodils.

Brian Flanagan -

I had great affection for Vera. Even though I wasn't a 'Mc Veigh' she welcomed me with open arms. Angela and I spent many happy times with herself and Brian and we'll be thinking of you all tomorrow.

Helen McKeever -

"When Irish eyes are smiling Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing" These words came to mind when I heard of our dear Aunt Vera's passing. I have such vivid memories of Vera's twinkling eyes, which captivated her 'joie de vivre', and sense of humour. I feel so privileged to have stayed with her and Uncle Brian in Wattle Park in 2006, where I was treated with such love and kindness. Precious memories spent with a wonderful couple, who are now reunited in eternal peace. Our thoughts are with your beloved family at this time Helen and Paul McKeever xx

Sharon and Jeremy McCormick -

Thinking of you all tomorrow as you bury your beautiful mother.We were so blessed to have got to know her and spend precious time with her and your lovely dad.We loved her zest of life and what was right !She taught us many things and opened our world to persissimon pie,happy hour and not chilling red wine !

Ciara-Jane Devlin -

Precious memories of a very special lady and the wonderful times we spent with Aunt Vera in Newcastle. Fondly remembered for her warmth, love and humour. Aunt Vera holds a special place in all of our hearts here in Ireland. Thinking of all the family and may they be comforted knowing that Aunt Vera and Uncle Brian are now reunited in everlasting peace. Ciara-Jane

Margaret Carr (Sheehan) -

So sad to hear of Vera's Passing. Been a great friend especially to my mother since we moved to become neighbours at Toorak Gardens. Remained great friends since leaving and moving to the country to live. Enjoyed Vera's kindness,hospitality and her Irish Wit. Reunited with Brian. We send our condoleances to you all. Peter, Micheal, Mary, Paul and families Margaret & Ken Carr (Sheehan) Port Lincoln

Aidan Small -

Condolences from Jack's side of the family. Jack really enjoyed the visit to Adelaide in 1991, I enjoyed watching Veronica trying to introduce Jack to new food experiences some worked better than others. Paul played it safe with a bucket of chicken. Aidan