Elizabeth C. Ziemski (nee Wynne) a.k.a. Veronica Martell, peacefully passed away at home and into the waiting arms of God, on Friday, February 13, 2015, with her daughter holding her hand. Elizabeth was born in Dublin, Ireland, to the late James and Elizabeth (nee Mulvey) Wynne. She was the eldest of eight children. While in her teens, Elizabeth traveled to London, England, to live with an aunt and uncle who, were in showbiz. She was taught the art of juggling and became a master in it. Elizabeth was in Stockholm, Sweden, when John Ringling North of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus saw her performing, under the stage name Veronica Martell, and signed her up for the 1951 season with the circus. Coming to America was one of the greatest thrills of her life and she remained faithful to the red, white and blue flag. It was in 1951 that Cecil B. DeMille’s movie “The Greatest Show on Earth” was filmed, based on the Ringling Circus, in which Veronica Martell the Juggling Colleen, and other actual circus performers appeared in the movie. 1951 was a banner year for Veronica as she met Robert Ziemski, who worked with the circus. It was a love match made in heaven. When the circus season was over, they left for Robert’s home town of Webster, MA, and were married in 1952. Joy and motherhood came in 1953 when their only child, Christine, was born. Veronica wanted to return to showbiz and so the trio set off traveling around the globe. In the late 1960’s she retired from the “Lime Lights” settling down to the domestic life as Elizabeth. Her beloved husband, Robert, passed away in 1987, but, her broken heart was mended with the birth of her grandson, Robert Zaroba, in 1988. She relished being “Nanny” to her grandson, whom she spoiled and loved dearly. In 1998, she came to live with her daughter, recovering from an illness. Elizabeth became a parishioner of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cairo, NY, and was welcomed into the fold by Rev. Jeremiah Nunan and all who met her. Hearts were again broken when Grandson Robert Zaroba was called home by God on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000. Throughout her life Elizabeth had a feisty spirit, loved life and always looked on the bright side. She greeted one and all with a hug and a kiss on both cheeks. She loved all animals. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband and grandson. She is also predeceased by her sisters Chrissy (Wynne) Rita (Iggulden) and Moira (Mapes) Martell, who followed Elizabeth into showbiz as jugglers. She is also predeceased by her brothers – Eamon, a musician and James. She is also predeceased by a cousin- Anitia Martell, Juggler.