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Derrick A. "Joe" Venne Sr., 78, of General Leroy Manor Road, passed away March 18, 2019.
He was born in Ellenburg Depot on May 10, 1940, the son of Adrian and Margaret (Rabideau) Venne.
Joe worked for Georgia Pacific for a few years before being drafted into the United States Army. Upon returning from the service, Joe worked as a Correctional Officer and retired from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora after 30 years of service. During retirement, Joe spent time running a portable sawmill with his close friend, Bill Dubrey, for over 8 years.
Joe had a great love for his grandchildren, and family was the most important part of his life. He also enjoyed bird watching and especially helping his cousin Henry on his cousin's horse farm.
Survivors include his wife of over 53 years, the former Dorothea "Dolly" Sunderland of Dannemora; daughter, Dawn and Wally Bordeau of Ellenburg Depot; son, Derrick "Sonny" Venne and his companion, Lori Wood of Saranac; grandchildren, Kyra (Faradoon), Billy (Shanna), Tyler, Kendra (Gordon), Debra (Dann), Dereck (Brandon), Bailey, Keagan and Kaylyn; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Minkler, Shirley and Dennis Gadway and Phyllis and Gary Donivan; several cousins, nieces and nephews and he also leaves behind his fur babies, Buster and Buddy.
Family will receive guests on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora. A funeral Mass will follow at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the North Country Honor Flight or the Elmora SPCA.
To share a condolence with the family, please visit, www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.
Published on March 19, 2019
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9 posts

Paul Rock
Mar 20, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. I met Joe through his best friend and he was a great person, Rest In Peace ! Gone but not forgotten !
Fred and Annette LaGoy
Mar 20, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy.
Joan Jarvis
Mar 20, 2019
Spent many years working with Joe, he was a great guy who loved his family.
RIP Joe may god keep you close šŸ™šŸ™šŸ™
Sue Dubrey Winnie
Mar 20, 2019
Iā€™m so sorry to hear about Joe. I have great memories of him when I was growing up. Bill and Joe were always around. May he Rest In Peace.
John and Jana Cummings
Mar 19, 2019
Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to the family. Joe will be missed by all who knew him.
Much love
John and Jana
Margaret Jacko
Mar 19, 2019
Fly hi old man gone but not forgotten love you tithe moon and back
KENNETH CHARLAND
Mar 19, 2019
WORKING WITH JOE WAS PURE PLEASURE.NEVER A DULL MOMENT WITH JOE.,HE ALWAYS HAD YOU LAUGHING,AND MAKING THE BEST OF THINGS EVERY DAY. JOE WAS A MENTOR,COMIC,FRIEND,TEACHER. NOT MANY COULD MATCH JOE....HE WAS TOP NOTCH !!! I'M SO SORRY I CAN'T MAKE THE SERVICES HAVING MY LEFT KNEE REPLACED ON MARCH 2OTH,AND MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS TO THE FAMILY!! JOE WILL TRULY BE MISSED!!
William Venne
Mar 19, 2019
Sorry for the loss of Mr. Venne prayers for Him and the family
Mar 19, 2019