MAYWOOD, N.J. – Veronica Ayrey, a resident of Maywood and formerly of Rockaway, N.Y., died Friday, April 8. She was 85.
She was co-owner and head chef at Ed and Ronnie Restaurant in New York. She also was an avid bingo player and a member of the St. Bridgette's R.C. Church Rosary Society.
She is survived by her children Edward Gajda and his wife, the late Roseann, and Robert Gajda and his wife Debbie; grandchildren Jacqueline, Jonathan and Caitlin; and step-children Jane, Richard, Michael, Nancy and John.
She was predeceased by her husbands Walter Ayrey and Edward C. Gajda; and her sister Marylin Anderson.
A prayer service will be conduced Saturday at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service, 397 Union St., Hackensack. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care of Hackensack, 25 East Salem St., Hackensack, NJ 07601.
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