A funeral Mass will be offered April 6 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Mary Barbara Vennard, who died March 31. She was 87 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 68 years. A native of Albany, she served for 53 years in schools in the Syracuse, Honolulu and Albany Dioceses, including 26 years at St. James School, Albany, and was a parish minister for six years in Albany and Syracuse. Survivors include siblings Eileen Bond and Patricia Trapasso of Albany; and Barbara Crosby and Gerald Vennard of Florida. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.