John M. “Jack” “Rip” Vencis, 72, Owned Currier Tavern

John M. “Jack” “Rip” Vencis, 72, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 21, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill.

Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rose (Warchol) Vencis. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he attended Haverhill Trade School, a graduate of the class of 1963. He was employed at Lucent Technologies for many years and attended Boston University during his employment. Vencis owned and operated the Currier Tavern in Haverhill and worked at the local CVS. He enjoyed fishing, deep sea and fishing at the beach in Hampton. He liked to hunt with his friends in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts as well as a good game of golf. Mostly, he loved to spend time with his family.

Jack is survived by his children, Amanda Vencis and her fiancé` Michael Dipietro of Haverhill; Ashlee Vencis and Jesse Schopp of Jacksonville, N.C.; Adam Vencis of Haverhill; a sister, Suzanne Dooley of Bradford; three grandchildren, Addison and Jackson Vencis and Maxx Dipietro; his former wife Donna (Woodland) Vencis; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Anthony Vencis and sister Jeannette Fraser.


Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, January 5 from 4:00PM until 7:00PM at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill.