Theresa Ann Velletta

Theresa Ann Velletta, 96 of Basom, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (July 27, 2021) at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice.

She was born April 16, 1925 in Weirton, WV, a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Barilla Galline.

Theresa was formerly employed by Haxtons Canning Factory and Fisher Price Co. prior to her retirement. She enjoyed playing bingo, solitaire and scratch-off tickets. Her family was her pride and joy and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were priceless. She will be truly missed by all who knew her gentle heart.

She was predeceased by her husband Girino P. Velletta. Son, Frank Velletta and siblings, Joseph Galline, Mary Benedetti, Frances Culper, Jenny Nesbit, Margaret Balduf and Josephine Palone.

Survivors include her children, John (Judith) Velletta of New Jersey, Barbara (Terry) Blew of Basom, Steven (Nancy) Velletta of Oklahoma and Michael (Jennifer) Velletta of Illinois. Sister, Julia Drake of Appleton, NY. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (August 1st) from 4-8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Theresa’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10am at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple St., Oakfield, NY.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery.

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Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

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