Dominic Joseph Vendola

June 23, 1930June 4, 2021

Dominic Joseph Vendola, 90, husband for 65yrs. of Marion P (Bellody) Vendola, of Berlin CT. passed away Friday June 4, 2021, with the love of his family by his side. Dominic was born June 23, 1930 in Norwich CT. to his late parents Nicholas and Grace (Brancaleone) Vendola. Shortly after Dominic was born, his parents relocated him and his 5 sisters to East Hartford, CT. where he resided most of his life. He was a proud graduate of the class of 1949 East Hartford High School. After high school Dominic started his vocation of being a warehouse work, as a fork lift operator, before being drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Korean War. After the war was over and returning home he met Marion and their life together started. He cherished the time they had together raising their 2 boys. When Dominic wasn’t working hard to provide for his family or raising his boys, he enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, UConn basketball, family trips to Atlantic City and special time away to Myrtle Beach, S.C. with Marion. In addition to his wife Marion, he is survived by his two sons; Michael E. Roush of East Hartford CT. and James N. Vendola (Jonathan Guerrero) of Berlin whom Dominic and Marion resided with for their care. His sisters; Josephine Ryder of Rockville, CT. and Mary Botticello (Joseph) of Vernon, CT. as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three sisters; Frances Vendola, Carmelia Scuta and Lucy Vendola. The family would like to extend their special thanks to the following, for the kind care they provided Dominic: Helping Hands of Bolton, CT. and his personal aide Ellen. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in his name to Helping Hands of Bolton. Calling hours will be held on Monday June 14, 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT. 06108. A Mass of Christian will be held on Tuesday June 15, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church 15 Maplewood Ave. East Hartford, CT. 06108 at 11:00am the family request anyone attending the funeral, go directly to Church the morning of Mass. To sign the online guestbook go to


  • Calling Hours

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021


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James Vendola

June 23, 2021

Happy birthday Daddy

We miss you so much, Daddy can you ask God to look in on uncle Joe he needs Gods hand please.

Love you

Ja'me Slaughter

June 17, 2021

I met Mr. Vendola when he and his wife Marion lived in Evergreen Crossings. I was the dining room supervisor there. I would always bring him his meals and he was never happy but that was ok because he knew I would take care of him and get him what he wanted. It was always my pleasure. Every time I saw him he was cracking a joke and always had a kind word to say to me. He will truly be missed. I just want to send my condolences to Mrs. Marion and the rest of the family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!


June 9, 2021

Dom, you were my big brother and you will always be my big brother. I will miss the bingo games, loading two cars for family trips to Atlantic City, and celebrating all the birthdays and holidays.

God Bless You

James Vendola

June 8, 2021

Daddy we are trying to go on, you are in are hearts always I need you to know I will take care of Mommy until she meets you in heaven. I miss you so much I’m sorry we had you go in the hospital it took precious time away from us. Most days I’m OK but when I think of you I start to cry, I shouldn’t really you had a wonderful life and you’re up in heaven with God but I miss you so much.

Love your son Jimmy

Constance BOISVERT

June 7, 2021

Marion and Jimmy , so sorry to hear about Dom, I will keep him and you in my prayers.