Joann V. Beyer

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 March 2021 at 8:30 am

MEDINA – Joann V. Beyer (nee Vendetta), 86, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 15, 2021. She was born on November 6, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Amelia (nee Castricone) Vendetta.

She was a 1952 graduate of Medina High School. Joann married the late Francis E. Beyer, Sr. on August 6, 1955 in St. Mary’s Church, Medina. She worked as a bank teller for Marine Midland Bank for many years. Joann enjoyed family gatherings, especially when she was able to visit with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She welcomed everyone into her home with a smile. She enjoyed watching the NY Yankees, Buffalo Bills and always had to finish her evening watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

Besides her husband, Joann is predeceased by her son Francis E. “Fafi” Beyer, Jr.; and siblings Thomas J. (late Barbara) Vendetta and Carolyn Petkus.

She is survived by her grandchildren Mitchell Beyer, Sonya (Eric) Newsome and Amanda Beyer; great-grandchildren Amari, Carter, Gavin, Drew, Lexie, Sophia, Greyson and Weston; siblings Richard M. (Audrey Bower) Vendetta, Sr. and Francis (Deborah) Vendetta; and many loving nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday from Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle Street, Medina at 11:30 a.m. As you prepare to attend, please be mindful that face coverings and social distancing is required at all times. Thank you for your comfort, support and understanding.

A private interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina. If desired, memorials may be made in Joann’s memory to Niagara Hospice, 675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements by the Amigone Funeral Home Inc., 2600 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Please share memories and condolences at