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Richard Z. Vernesoni

September 29, 1938 ~ June 13, 2021 (age 82)


     Richard Z. Vernesoni, age 82 of Meadville and formerly of Seminole, Armstrong County, passed away Sunday morning, June 13, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie following an illness.

     Born on September 29, 1938, in Seminole, he was the son of the late Elio and Teresa Izzi Vernesoni.           

     Richard was a veteran of the United States Army and worked for Youngstown Sheet and Tube.

     He was a practicing Catholic at the Saint Mary’s Church in Meadville and loved to go to the casino with his sister.

     Survivors include his two brothers, Dennis Vernesoni of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Vernesoni of Eugene, Oregon, and one sister, Mary Ann Dempsey and her husband, Robert, of Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

     Richard is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Neese.

     A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2021 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem.  Father Samuel Bungo, parish priest, will serve as celebrant.

     Interment will follow in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in New Bethlehem.

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Memorial Mass
July 30, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Charles Catholic Church
201 Washington Street
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

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