Joann Vendetta

Obituary of Joann Vendetta

Barbara J. Vendetta, “Joann” 85 of Gasport, formerly of Sandston, Virginia died September 30, 2020 in Buffalo.

Daughter of the late Joe and Lillian (Purcell) Helms, she was born January 1, 1935 in Sandston, Virginia. She graduated from Highland Springs High School, Henrico County, Virginia.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Milton Helms and grandson, Kevin J. Vendetta. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Thomas J. Vendetta; three children, Dennis J. (Debra), Daniel T. (Ruth Ann) Vendetta and Gina D. (Michael) Bucolo; four grandchildren, Michael T. (Sara) Vendetta, Mathew T. Vendetta, Mario J. Bucolo and Samuel J. Bucolo; one great-granddaughter, Amelia R. Vendetta. Also surviving is a special cousin, Betty Jean Johnson; two sisters in-law, two brothers in-law, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joann retired from General Motors Harrison Radiator Division.  She was a member of UAW Local 686.  Joann also enjoyed many trips with the UAW Travel Club.

The family will receive family and friends on Sunday, Oct. 4th between 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday Oct. 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle Street Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. Interment will be in Hanover Memorial Park Cemetery, Hanover County, Virginia at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

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Calling Hours

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Cooper Funeral Home
215 W. Center St.
Medina, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Monday, October 5, 2020
Holy Trinity Parish- St. Mary's Church
211 Eagle Street
Medina, New York, United States


Hanover Memorial Park Cemetery
4447 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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