Francis R. Veneskey

Date of Death: 5/9/2017

Francis R. Veneskey, 80, Carrolltown passed away May 9, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born December 14, 1936 in Carrolltown the son of Zygmont A. and Mary Helen (Farabaugh) Veneskey.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son David; grandson Myke; granddaughter Stephanie Bender and brother John.  He is survived by his loving wife Benedicta (Brawley) Veneskey, whom he married May 11, 1957, children Robert (Barbara Boggetta) Veneskey, Carrolltown; Ronald (Flora Casolaro) Veneskey, South Carolina; Ken (Brenda Dunlap) Veneskey, Carrolltown; Kevin (Helen Visnyiczke) Veneskey, Elmora; Theresa (David) Bender, St. Benedict; Karen (Joseph) Landi, Loretto; Denise (Michael) Horvath, St. Boniface; grandchildren John Biter, Matthew, Jenifer, Robert, Jr., Martin, Gregory and Nicholas Veneskey, Julie Schrader, Bradley Veneskey, Shawn, Ashley and Allysha Veneskey, Luke, Miranda and Chad Veneskey, Justina Nagle, Mark Bender, Nicole Ferrence, Jacob, Josh, Dominic and Derek Landi, Sara and Isaac Horvath; eleven great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Bernetta Long, Ebensburg; Anita Nealen; Nicktown; Sylvester Veneskey, Anderson, Ind.; Rose Weiland, Valley City, OH; Michael Veneskey, Strongsville, OH; Daniel Veneskey, Brooklyn, OH; Mary Doris Delaney, Warren, MI; Cecilia McGary, Northern Cambria; Margaret Griffith, Yucaipa, CA; Veronica Tinker, S. Newbury, NH; Germaine Lanzendorfer, Carrolltown and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a graduate of John Carroll High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He retired from Agway after forty plus years of service.  After his retirement, he was employed as a school bus driver.  Francis was a member of St. Benedict Cemetery Association and St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, where he was a eucharist minister and a member of the church choir.  His passion was farming and loved playing cards with the family and at the church card parties. Francis was an avid Penguins, Pirates and Steelers fan.  He was a devoted husband to his wife, just coming up two days short of their 60th wedding anniversary.   Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 pm Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Carrolltown, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  Additional visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the 10:00 am funeral mass Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown by Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB.  Committal St. Benedict Cemetery.  Military graveside rites will be accorded by local veteran’s organizations. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to St. Benedict Catholic School, Carrolltown. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com

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