Obituary of Nicholas Antonio Venanzi
Nicholas Anthony Venanzi, 81, passed away on September 16 at Palm Bay Memory Care (Alzheimer's), Palm Bay, Florida.
Born in Trenton NJ, the son of the late Felix and Angelina (Fasanella), Nick was a 1956 graduate of Trenton High, a Trenton Junior College graduate, and attended Philadelphia Museum College of Art. He was also a member of the National Guard. He married his high school sweetheart Virginia (Burkus) in 1962. His first career was at Gropp’s Hardware in Hamilton, then as a Draftsman at Delaval. He next took a position at Shop Rite of Pennington where he was then recruited into Sales at Proctor & Gamble; leading to a 28 year career with P&G. He relocated his family to Cincinnati Ohio, then returned back to New Jersey where he spent 30 years in Flemington. The family spent many summers at the Jersey Shore. Ginny and Nick retired to Long Beach Island in 2001, before settling in Melbourne Beach in 2010 to be close to their beloved grandchildren. Always interested in meeting people and having meaningful conversations, Nick enjoyed travel to flea markets and was an avid collector of Breweriana. A man of deep and abiding faith, Nick was an usher at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Melbourne Beach FL.
He was predeceased by his daughter Denise, brother and sister-in-law Joseph & Loreta Venanzi, and sister-in-law Shirley Maiorino.
He is survived by his wife Ginny of 58 years, son Phillip of Melbourne Beach FL and daughter Amy (Michael) Perry of Brielle NJ, sister Mary (Jerry) Gasper of Yardville NJ, adoring grandchildren Isabella and Nicholas Venanzi, nieces & nephews Beth Ann Maiorino, Joseph D. & Robert Venanzi, Laury (Jeff) Ahern, Joseph (Alisha) Gasper and Ann Marie Pachuta. He is also survived by daughter in laws Lisa Venanzi and Tracy Tremont.
Services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Nick’s name to The Center for Family Caregivers, 3661 S. Babcock St. Melbourne FL 32901 or Palm Bay Memory Care, 350 Malabar Rd. Palm Bay FL 32907.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nicholas Antonio Venanzi, please visit Tribute Store