Antonio "Tony" Ventresca, 78, a North Avenue resident, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2001) in Rochester General Hospital.
Born in Bugnara L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy, he came to Niagara Falls in 1953.
He was employed at the former Wicker Lumber Yard in Niagara Falls for 33 years. He was a foreman at the time of his retirement in 1988.
Ventresca was a member of the Cristoforo Colombo Society and enjoyed carpentry, gardening, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; two sons, Dr. Edward of Niagara Falls and Joseph of Princeton, N.J.; two sisters, Dora Ventresca of Niagara Falls and Angela DeIoris of Italy; two brothers, Tullio Ventresca of Niagara Falls and Giovanni Ventresca of Italy; and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1917 Eleventh St., Niagara Falls. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, Niagara Falls.