OBITUARY

Antoinette Marie Vento

April 21, 1938December 28, 2020

Antoinette Marie Vento was born on April 21, 1938 and passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas.

Antoinette and her husband, Anthony met in 1955 at Reagan High School in the Heights. They married on September 8, 1957 and had five beautiful children. She was a devoted wife and doting mother and her children were her passion. When the children were teenagers, you could always count on Antoinette to open her home to her children’s friends. Over the years, she also had many close-knit friendships and enjoyed sharing laughs, food, and especially dessert. She was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church including teaching children’s catholic education classes; serving as eucharistic minister to the sick; participating in the choir; and a food pantry volunteer. Antoinette was involved in the Oak Forest community and was instrumental in getting the first neighborhood streetlights installed. She was proud of her Italian heritage and loved to cook spaghetti sauce and meatballs for many Sunday dinners. You could always ensure one of her favorite desserts were included. Antoinette was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille Basco and John Weido; two sons, Michael Vento and infant son, Charles Vento; half-sister, Veta Ann (Basco) Lawler and half-brother, Frank Weido. Antoinette is survived by her husband, Anthony C. Vento; siblings, Sam Weido (brother) and wife Harlean; Vincent Weido (brother) and wife Kathy; half-brother, Joe Weido and half-sister, Jonnie Ruth; daughter-in-law, Rachelle Vento; children, Valerie Whaley (daughter) and Alan Whaley; Steven Vento (son) and wife Diane; Donna Arnold (daughter) and husband, John; grandchildren, Kyle Vento and fiancé, Heaven Fogle; Keli Barham and husband Zachary; Zachary Arnold, Meagan Arnold, Brittany Callihan, and Rachel Whaley; great grandchildren, Kaylee Callihan, Kaylee Barham, Olivia Barham, and Jaxson Barham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Kyle Vento, Zachary Arnold, Mark Weido, Greg Weido, Anthony Weido and Bruce Baker.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army are requested, https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 3, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, January 3, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, January 4, 2021

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Meagan Arnold

January 12, 2021

Antoinette Marie Vento-
The best grandmother anybody could ever ask for. She was so devoted to her family, church, and community. I will forever cherish my memories with her-walking to the Dollar Store to pick out a toy, going to Shipley’s to get fresh hot donuts, cooking together, and talking about God, his goodness, and life in general. She had a contagious laugh, always making jokes and a feisty, Italian personality. I think I got my sweet tooth obsession from her (Haha). I’ll always love and miss you Granny until I see you again in Heaven. ❤️

Jim and Sandy D’Imperio

January 5, 2021

So sorry for your loss our condolences go out to the Vento family. Mrs. Vento was a vivacious lady and always welcomed you into her house. She was fun loving, loved her family and loved food which she passed on to her family. I remember Donna and me calling her when we attempted making stuffed artichoke hearts! She cracked up laughing when she said we had 3 hours to go until they were done and it was already 9 o’clock at night! She was the one who you called! Her sweet gesture when she shipped Shipley donuts Overnight!!! to Donna when she first moved to California, how sweet was that! I benefited from homemade olives, desserts, but I never got to have her Italian gravy I always heard about! I can only imagine the feast she is preparing in heaven for all those family and friends that she loves. Rest In Peace sweet lady you will be greatly missed!

Dee Ann Walla

January 4, 2021

My heart hurts for the Vento family in losing such a beautiful soul. She loved so well and was always a second mom to me! My parents were also friends and we knew each other since I was 6 years old. I will never forget Mrs Vento’s sense of humor, Witt and that contagious laugh of hers. You couldn’t help but feel happy and loved when in her presence!! You will truly be missed by so many, but we have definitely gained a guardian angel. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you Mr Vento, Rachelle, Valerie, Steven and Donna and your precious families. I love you all like none other and will always be just a phone call away!!

Ben and Jeannie Russell

January 3, 2021

We are so sad for the Vento family. Tony and I rode together at Cental Patrol nightshift and we worked Mounted Patrol together later on . Antoinette was a beautiful person and will be missed , we love you Tony.

Sam J. Weido

January 3, 2021

My dear sister, Antoinette “Marie” is in the Lord’s loving arms. A caring and great friend. I love you and miss you little sister. Brother Sam

Joe Lester

January 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Vento family. Mrs Vento will be missed but we feel we have gain an Angel 😇 looking above us. Sincerely Joe and Martha Lester

Donna Webb (Bishop)

January 1, 2021

Mrs. Vento and my mom were room mothers together for several years, she was always full of laughter and love. Mrs. Vento was a mom to all. I will always remember her for her warm welcoming smile. She will be missed, the family is in my prayers.

Donna (Bishop) Webb

Philip and Barbara Lester

January 1, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Vento family. Words cannot explain how we are feeling right now. Antoinette was a very dear friend to us a nd now we have a big void in our lives. We will always remember our outings, going out to dinner, sittings just chatting, or just enjoying each others company. We not only lost a close friend but a family member. We are always here for the family not only during this difficult time but always. She will truly be missed and may she RIP. Love from the bottom of our hearts. Barbara and Philip.

Vincent Weido

January 1, 2021

Antoinette, our sister, was a person of unusual strength in uncommon ways. Her compassion and empathy for others were hallmarks of her character. When our mother became unable to care of herself, Antoinette came forward and accepted the responsibility for caring for her needs; the burden of dealing with the process of securing aid and monitoring provided aid levied a psychological burden that tested Antoinette's determination. As mother's cognitive and physical strength waned, the burden became increasingly demanding, yet Antoinette never faltered.

Antoinette is now with the angles, reunited with her family and friends who have gone before. Earthly burdens are left behind. Her spiritual reward acknowledges her compassion and empathy. Rest in peace.

Karen Clopton Herrick

December 31, 2020

Mrs.Vento was a beautiful soul that was loved by all of Oak Forest. My mom loved to visit with her through the years. Always smiling and welcoming all to her home. May God bring comfort and peace to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY