John Vennari, Rest in Peace

From John Vennari’s website,  Catholic Family News


Dear Friends, Joseph John Vennari died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. E.S.T. It is not only Passion Tuesday, but the 98th anniversary of the death of Blessed Francisco of Fatima – the first Tuesday (the day dedicated weekly to the Holy Face) in April (the month dedicated to the Holy Face).

John received the traditional Sacraments and blessings of the Church several times during the past weeks and months. On Sunday, April 2, Holy Mass was offered in his hospital room. John was able to receive Holy Viaticum one last time, as well as Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing. John died wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the cord of St. Philomena, with the St. Benedict Crucifix (with the special ‘Happy Death’ indulgence attached) next to him. He died shortly after the recitation of 15 decades of the Holy Rosary and during the recitation of the ‘Commendatory’ prayers for the dying, and being blessed with Holy Water. He died with his wife Susan and a close family friend at his side. Immediately after his death, another Rosary was prayed for the repose of his soul.

Please keep the repose of John’s soul in your Masses, Holy Communions, prayers and sacrifices. Funeral arrangements will be posted shortly.

May John’s soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.


Visitation will be from 3-9 P.M. E.S.T. on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Holy Rosary will be prayed at 7 P.M. The address of the funeral home is:
Amigone Funeral Home (Tonawanda Chapel)
2600 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, New York, 14150.

Solemn Requiem Mass
The Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered on Saturday, April 8 by Rev. Fr. Adam Purdy. The Mass will begin at 9:30 A.M.

The address of the church is:
Corpus Christi Church
199 Clark Street
Buffalo, New York, 14212.

N.B. Use the zip code, for G.P.S. purposes, as there is another Clark Street nearby!

Immediately following the Requiem Mass, the interment will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

The address of the cemetery is:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
800 Pine Ridge Boulevard
Cheektowaga, New York, 14225.

Weather-permitting, the Holy Rosary will be prayed at this time.
Thank you and God bless you.

Condolences  may be sent directly to:

Mrs. Susan Vennari
2316 Delaware Ave, PMB 325
Buffalo, NY 14216

or emailed to

From the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Office for the Dead:

Ant:  Let every spirit praise the Lord.
V:      I heard a voice from Heaven saying to me:
R:      Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
Ant: I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that believeth in Me, though he be dead shall live, and every one that liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.

May John’s soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.