Remembering Velma Andreini (nee Valerio)

It’s with sadness today, we learned of the passing of well known woman, Velma Andreini (nee Valerio).

Velma passed away peacefully at Lower Johnshill Care Home, Auchlochan Garden Village, Lesmahagow on Monday 12th July 2021. She was 94.

She will be remembered by most folks in Blantyre for her association with The Cafe de Royale (wee Mickeys), at the bottom of Stonefield Road, Blantyre. Velma was the eldest daughter of Clementus (aka Mickey) and Elvira (nee Santoro), loving wife of the late Luigi Andreini who died in 1997 and of the late William Jones who died in 1981, pre deceased by her brother Tommy, sister-in-law Nancy and sister Antonia.

The family have announced funeral details. Funeral Mass will be held at St Joseph’s R.C. Church, Blantyre on 22nd July at 10am. All are respectfully invited to attend, followed by a private family cremation service. Any enquiries please call Joseph Potts Funeral Home, 01698 822236. No flowers please. A full obituary exploring more of the long life of this remarkable woman can be found at Blantyre Project here:

We offer our most sincere sympathies to Carmen and the rest of the family at this sad and difficult time.

Rest in Peace Velma.

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