Mrs. Veronica Charmaine (Donell) Nemarich went home to her reward on Wednesday morning, the 30th of September. Although she was staying in Clear Lake at the time of her passing, Galveston was her home for all the days of her long life.
Charmaine was born to Alverne C. Donell and his bride, Mary Veronica Kennedy, in Galveston on the 28th of February, 1928. She graduated from the Ursuline Academy with the class of 1944. In 1960, she married Anthony John Nemarich, and together they raised three beautiful daughters, Mary, Marcia, and Monica.
As a devout Catholic, Charmaine was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Charmaine worked for the Galveston school system for many years as a Counselor’s Assistant at Weis middle school.
Charmaine was preceded in death by her parents, Alverne C. Donell and Mary V. Walker, and her loving husband, Anthony John Nemarich. Charmaine had a special relationship with her mother, who lived right next door for many years, until her passing.
Charmaine is survived by her three daughters: Mary Pregler and husband, James; Marcia Brown and husband, C. Kim Hyatt; and Monica Harris; grandchildren: Amy O’Connor and husband, John; Anthony Andrisek; Logan Lasley; Hannah Mathes; Patrick Harris, Anthony John (A.J.) Harris; and Adam Harris; great grandchildren: Ty O’Connor; Cole O’Connor; and Brealynn Andrisek. Charmaine also left behind a brother and sister, A.C. and Dianne Donell, of El Paso; and sister-in-law, Rosemary
Nemarich. Charmaine had a wide circle of friends and loved nothing more than to gather over coffee with a few close friends to talk and do crossword puzzles, and she stayed close to these ladies to the end. Among them are Dorothy Mary Lopez-Burns, Joyce Doherty, Joanne Michaels, Barbara Ruttiger, Mary Lou Eidelbach, and Mrs. Jo Andrisek, whom she got to spend every day with during these last few months, having afternoon coffee and reminiscing about their travels together. Rachel Snell and Janice Louvier also held a special place in her heart.
Pallbearers are James Pregler, Anthony Andrisek, C. Kim Hyatt, Patrick Harris, Al Harris, and John O’Connor. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Lasley, Eddie Andrisek, Johnny Lopez, John Doherty, Pat Doherty, A.J. Harris, Adam Harris, and Richie Swindale.
Visitation will be held at 5:00 pm Sunday, October 4th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 Monday, October 5th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, with interment following the service at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Charmaine’s friends and admirers might consider her favorite charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Mrs. Veronica Charmaine Nemarich lived a full and wonderful life here on our beautiful island. May she rest in peace.