Violanda “Vickie” Marie Kovalesky passed away February 3, 2018 at the age of 95. Vickie was born January 20, 1923 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She was married 58 years to Master Sergeant Joseph Kovalesky, who passed away in 2009. Vickie served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mom’s life was devoted to her husband, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a woman devoted to prayer and her Catholic faith. Mom would always have a list of prayers for us all, believing strongly in the power of prayer because she saw the positive results and loving resolutions her prayers brought to her family members and friends. Her rosary was always near her, working overtime to help each of us overcome various trials and challenges, through her loving prayers and deep faith in God.
When Vickie wasn’t busy with her prayers, she would love her time in the kitchen feeding her family with her Italian cooking, especially her famous lasagna. She also enjoyed her Suns, Cardinals and Diamondbacks, rarely missing a televised game.
Vickie is survived by the last of 10 siblings, Augie Renna. She is also survived by her three children and their spouses, Robert (Patsi), Patricia (Michael), and Joseph (Tina). She is also survived by her four grandchildren and their spouses, Julia (Justin), Bryan (Melissa), Jenna (Tyler), and J.R. Vickie was blessed with nine great-grandchilden.
The viewing will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday February 15, 2018 at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. The service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday February 16, 2018 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6180 W. Utopia Rd., Glendale. She will have a military service and be buried with her loving husband Joseph following the church service at 1:00 PM in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. Friends and family are invited to a reception at Bob and Patsi’s home after the military ceremony.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Vickie’s service, donations can be made to the Disabled Americans Veterans (DAV) nonprofit at https://www.dav.org/.Print Obituary & Condolences