Francis J. Vendemia


Francis J. "Frank" Vendemia of Brookfield passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 27, 2019, in Concord Care Center of Hartford. He was 80.
Mr. Vendemia was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Sharon, a son of the late Pasquale V. and Angeline (DeMaio) Vendemia. A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Brookfield High School in 1956 and was recently inducted into the school's Hall of Fame for his standout performance on the varsity football team, which went undefeated in 1955.
Frank honorably served in the U.S. Army as a radar specialist during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In 2002, Frank retired as a Master Bricklayer from the Bricklayers Union, Local 8, Youngstown, Ohio, and Local 45, Warren, Ohio, following 50 years of employment. As a young man, he worked for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. and General American Transportation Corp. (GATX), Masury.
Frank was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Vienna, Ohio, and formerly a member of St. Bernadette's Church, Masury, Ohio.
He enjoyed spending time with his neighbors, bowling in several leagues and riding snowmobiles. Frank looked forward to meeting his friends every morning at C's Waffle House in Hubbard for a cup of coffee and good conversation. Above all else, Frank loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them, especially his grandchildren.
He has touched the hearts of many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
His beloved wife, the former Patricia Ann Pollack, whom he married Sept. 25, 1965, survives at home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Gina T. (Noot) Marek and Mindy (Todd) Piper; and a son, Frank (Heather) Vendemia, all of Brookfield; a brother, Guy (Ruth) Vendemia, Austintown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Chloe and Claire Vendemia and Marlaina Marek; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Vendemia; an infant grandson, Frank J. Vendemia Jr.; and two sisters, JoAnn Grayson and Teresa Gelety.
The family would like to thank all of the employees of Concord Care Center, of Hartford, for their exceptional kindness and loving care.

Francis J. "Frank", 80, of Brookfield.
Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (3-31-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Funeral service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Monday (4-1-19) in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio, with Rev. Frank Zanni, pastor, as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church.
Interment: Brookfield Towmship Cemetery. Full military honors will be rendered by the West Middlesex and Farrell VFW, and Wheatland American Legion Honor Guard.
Published on March 28, 2019
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Dixie Miranda
Mar 30, 2019
I am Deeply Sorry for Frank's Family and friends. I helped take care of Frank at Meadowbrooke (Concord). He was a character. He could make you laugh, then swear and yell at you the next minute. Lol. He was a kind man. He was tired but rarely slept alot. We would get him up in the morning wheel him to the table to wait for breakfast, and guess what happened? Frank was asleep!! Lol. When i would be telling stories Frank would be in bed laughing. His wife Pat was a wonderful caregiver and wife. She went over and above to be sure Frank had what he needed. She was kind to us that took care of him also. His daughters and son were great also visiting him and kind to us. He had a wonderful family an...d he loved them alot, as they did him. He loved his ice water and his chewing gum. I would always give him a piece of gum before he would be wheeled up to breakfast. There were times he just wanted us to be with him in his room. We did when we could. He was very proud of all his family. I worked the night his family celebrated his 80th birthday. Family was there, they had cake ( cupcakes) and shared with residents and us. They took pictures too. He will be missed by his family and friends, also staff and friends from Meadowbrooke. My prayers will be with his family and friends. In time you will enjoy your memories of Frank and share them with each other. I pray for peace and comfort for you all during this time. Thank you Frank for the times i got to care for you and it was a pleasure knowing you and your family. You will be missed and not forgotten. R.i.p. 💔❤ With love and prayers, DixieRead more
Jane (Mohan) Close
Mar 30, 2019
Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Fond memories of getting together for our class reunion.
God bless you and your entire family🙏