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Daniel J. Venditti, Sr., passed away after a long illness on July 13, 2019 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, Vermont, surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 18, 1931 and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. He was one of six children born to Donato and Angelina (Forcucci) Venditti. He was in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, where he was a small arms instructor. After the Army, he attended Alfred State College in NY. From there he started his 30-year career with IBM as a Mechanical Designer in Endicott, NY.
In 1959, he met his wife, Sandra (Dyer) Venditti, at a roller rink. They married in 1960 and recently celebrated their 59th anniversary. Daniel and Sandra had three children while they lived in Endicott, NY. As part of his IBM career he moved with his family to Essex, VT in 1968, where they have since lived.
Daniel was a long time member of 55 years of the Barbershop Harmony Society, most of which he belong to the local Green Mountain chapter in Burlington, VT. He volunteered with the Flynn Spirits for over 20 years and was also a member of the Elks in Burlington, VT for 12 plus years. In his spare time during retirement, he also volunteered installing Life Line devices for FAHC.
In addition to his wife Sandra, he is survived by his son Dan Venditti, Jr, and his wife Sue (Colchester, VT); Doug Venditti and his wife Edna (Raleigh, NC); his daughter Melanie Venditti-Beaulieu (Essex, VT); by his brother Ernest Vendetti and his wife Lisa (Las Vegas, NV). He is also survived by his grandchildren Justin, Sarah, Crystal, Stacy and Allison; and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Daniel was predeceased by two of his brothers and his two sisters.
The family would like to thank the numerous nurses and staff at UVM Medical Center, Green Mountain Nursing Home, and most recently, McClure Miller Respite House for making his last months as pleasant as possible.
Visiting hours will be from 10:00am to 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St, Essex Jct., VT 05452, with a celebration of life to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daniel J. Venditti, Sr. can be made to:
Vermont Elks Silver Towers Project:
By Mail: c/o Carol Sylvia, Secretary
241 Lincoln Ave.
Rutland, VT 05702
On Line at: http://www.vtelks.org/our-charities/
Harmony Foundation International:
By Mail: c/o Sarah Ogiba
Harmony Foundation International
110 Seventh Ave. N., Suite 200
Nashville, TN, 37203-3704
On Line at: https://harmonyfoundation.org/ways-to-give/memorial-giving/