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Joseph S. Veno

February 7, 1928 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 92)


Olean- Joseph S. Veno, of 303 W. Water Street, Olean, passed away Sunday (October 25, 2020) at hishome, surrounded by his family, after a long illness.

Born February 7, 1928 in Olean, he was the son of the late, Salvatore and Corinda Reed Veno.  On June 5, 1948 at St. John’s Church, in Olean, he married the former Rita M. Richards, who predeceased him.

Joe was a veteran of the United States Air force from 1946-1947. He first worked for Twin Village Construction and in his later years, he was part owner of H&D Construction in Buffalo.  Joe worked for the City of Olean Street Department, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of St. John’s Church, Olean Elks Lodge #491, Fraternal Order of Eagles, St. Stephen’s Club, Pulaski Club, Olean Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, and the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post 892.

Surviving are two sons; Michael (Marcy) Veno and Robert Veno both of Olean; three grandchildren, Tammy (Don) Auge of Great Valley, Lisa (Edgar “Jim”) See of Hinsdale, and Richard (Stefanie) Veno of Durham, N.C; six great-grandchildren, Carl (Allyson) Auge of Killbuck, Katie (Matt Lindsey) Auge of East Otto, Taylor (Joshua) Ratzel of Beaufort, S.C., Tyson See of Hinsdale, Matthew Veno and Colton Veno both of Durham, N.C.; five great-great-grandchildren, Chloe Holleran, Cory Holleran, Lucas Auge and Logan Auge, all of Killbuck and Braelynn Ratzel of Beaufort, S.C. a special little girl who put a sparkle in Grandpa’s eye; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife; one grandson, Joey Veno; and three brothers, Carl Veno, Louie Veno, and Anthony Veno.

Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.,1303 E. State Street, Olean on Friday from 4-7pm.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday (October 31, 2020) beginning with a 9:30am prayer service at the funeral home, followed by a 10am Mass of Christian Burial at St. John’s Church. Rev. David Tourville, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials, if desired may be made to, St. John’s Church, 931 N. Union Street, Olean.

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October 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760

Mass of Christian Burial
October 31, 2020

10:00 AM
St. John&rsquo!s Church (E. State Street)

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