She was diagnosed with cancer in July, 1998, and passed away in Connecticut Hospice peacefully in her sleep at 4 a.m. 9 months later.
Found her on the 1930 Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut census (dist 139 img 4) as Vera LaSuke
age 9. Address: 72 Third St.
Found her on the 1940 Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut census (dist 5-55 img 3) as Vera H. LaSurke
age 19, sales clerk, retail bakery. Address: 1190 Dixwell Avenue