Anthony Ventura

February 9, 1943 - August 18, 2023

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Anthony D. Ventura

Anthony D. "Tony" Ventura entered into rest August 18, 2023 at the Niagara Hospice house surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 9, 1943, he was the son of Anthony C. and Rose (Corriere) Ventura.

Tough Tony was a former professional heavyweight boxer who had traveled throughout the world and had a multitude of loyal and dedicated friends who followed him throughout his career.

Tony retired from the laborers union local 91 and was a graduate of DeSales High school where he was All Catholic in football and baseball.  He is survived by his high school sweetheart Lorraine (Muscarella) Ventura whom he married in 1963.

Beloved father of Anthony A. (Christine), Christopher D. and Thomas D. (Dawn) Ventura. Cherished grandfather of Mikaela, Alexa, and Amara, Christy (Keith), Andrew, Kathlyn and Mackenzie. Great grandfather of Lucas, Lincoln, Warren, Everleigh, Micah and the late Raelynn. Brother in law of Alex Muscarella. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4-7 on Wednesday at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:30 am at All Saints Parish, 76 Church street, Lockport. (Please assemble at church). Entombment in Glenwood Mausoleum. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.


  1. Lynna Blessing on August 22, 2023 at 12:34 am

    Dear Aunt Lorraine and boys. I’m so sorry. I hope you find comfort through the love of your family. Sending you love,

  2. Bob and Elaine Casler on August 24, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    To all the family, our deepest condolences to you. May your memories bring you peace.

  3. Ronald MacRae on August 27, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    My deepest condolences to all family members.
    I knew him all to briefly.

  4. Chuck Kotalik on September 1, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    To Lorraine and Tony’s sons and family.
    I want to offer my prayers and condolences to you all. I have had so many good times and memories of working with and being with Tony and I know that there are many of us who share in your sorrow.
    May the Lord comfort you all.

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