Josephine (Gabriele) Ventry Masceri

June 20, 1922 ~ December 1, 2021 (age 99)

Life story


Josephine (Gabriele) Ventry Masceri, 99, of Wheatfield, NY, passed from this life on December 1, 2021.  Born on June 20, 1922 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Romolo) Gabriele.

Josephine was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Niagara Falls High School.  She was employed as a teller for the former Marine Midland Bank at various branches in Niagara Falls.  Josephine was a communicant of Prince of Peace Church and a member of the Red Hats Society.

Josephine was the mother of Madeline Ventry, the late Richard Ventry and the late James Ventry.  She is also survived by her daughter- in-love, Wendy (Thomas) Shine; grandchildren, Cathy (Rodney) Fodor, Richard (Maureen) Ventry and Joshua Ventry; great-grandchildren, Hannah Penque, Alaina Ventry, Giuliana Fodor, Noah Penque, Richard Ventry, Emilie Fodor and Marah Fodor; a sister, Eleanor (late Peter) Castiglione and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by spouses, Samuel Ventry and Luigi Masceri; grandchildren, Ryan Ventry and Jamie Penque; two brothers, Fred and John Gabriele and a sister, Mary Norris.  

All services are private.  Professional arrangements are under the direction of the Goodlander family, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007).  Share condolences at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Josephine (Gabriele) Ventry Masceri, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Josephine (Gabriele) Ventry Masceri
© 2022 Otto Redanz Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility