• Francis W. Venner
    January 18,2014

    Francis W. Venner

    Francis W. Venner

    BARRE ó Francis William Venner, 88, formerly of Washington Street, died Jan. 12, 2014, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.

    Born in Barre on March 8, 1925, he was the son of the late Albert O. Venner and Rose Ouilette. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1944.

    On May 26, 1956, Francis married Florence Witham, who passed away June 11, 1996. Before making their home in Barre in 1978, they lived in Albany, N.Y.

    Francis was employed by W.L. Coughtry Co. of Albany, N.Y.

    He was a member of St. Monica Church.

    Francis enjoyed dancing, watch repairing, collecting seashells and a variety of rocks.

    Survivors include one sister, Jennie Sweet, of Albany, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Esther Short; nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Francis was predeceased by his brother, Albert Venner.

    Graveside services will be held in the Durant Cemetery in Lower Cabot in the spring.

    Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.

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