Bom-Wrapper

John Vetere

John F. Vetere

Sunday, November 8th, 1931 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of John Vetere, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of John Vetere with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Vetere, John F.
Chili: Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at age 87. Predeceased by his wife, Josephine (Chipre) Vetere. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Mannella) Vetere; children, John Jr. (Vicki) Vetere, Robert (Shirley) Vetere, Karen (James) Willman; grandchildren, Daniel Vetere, Christina (Michael) Steigerwald, James Vetere, Robert Jr. (Dawn) Vetere, Mark Vetere, Carolyn Vetere, Eric (Jamie) Willman, Adam Willman (fiancée, Liz Porcellio); great grandchildren, Owen Steigerwald, Leah, Mason, Isabel and Joseph Vetere, Taylor and Levi Teegarden, Remi Jo Willman; sister, Toni (Ralph) Vito; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John was born and raised in Rochester by his Italian immigrant parents, Frank and Marie. Having served in the US Army during the Korean War, John returned home to raise his family. John lived a full life as a Catholic and a member of St. Pius X Church in Chili. His greatest joy was his family. He was a talented musician and played in the US Army Band. Throughout the years, he continued to enjoy playing in a band and entertaining family and friends with the accordion, clarinet, piano and saxophone. Gardening and golf were among his favorite pastimes. He was a long-time member at Brooklea Country Club. Deerfield Beach was home in the winter months. John was blessed by family and many friends. John enjoyed a successful career with Wegmans spanning 4 decades. Starting as a bag boy, through hard work, he assumed numerous positions culminating as President of Chase Pitkin and Vice President of Wegmans.

Friends may call WEDNESDAY from 4-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Thursday morning, March 21, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 10:00 in St. Pius X Church. Interment, Grove Place Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or to St. Pius X Church, 3000 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624 in his memory. “Thank you to the U of R staff of Oncology and Palliative Care Units. Their care and compassion touched us all.”
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of John F. Vetere, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    219 Spencerport Rd.
    ROCHESTER, NY 14606
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Pius X Church
    Address
    3000 Chili Avenue
    rochester, NY 14624
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Paul Bonacci
  • Interment

    Location
    Grove Place Cemetery
    Address
    Marshall Rd. and Chili Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY 14624
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Section N; Lot 24

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of John here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: