Barbara J. “Joann” Vendetta

By Orleans Hub Posted 2 October 2020 at 10:50 am

Barbara J. Vendetta, “Joann” 85 of Gasport, formerly of Sandston, Va. died Sept. 30, 2020 in Buffalo. Daughter of the late Joe and Lillian (Purcell) Helms, she was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Sandston, Va. She graduated from Highland Springs High School, Henrico County, Va.  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.

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.

The family will receive family and friends on Sun., Oct. 4 between 2-6 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon., Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., 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. Please share memories and condolences at: