Benjamin Venezio

Benjamin F. "Benny" Venezio

Tuesday, May 17th, 1932 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Benjamin Frank Venezio, 88, of Kenilworth NJ, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 surrounded by his wife and four children.

Ben was born to Marie and Frank Venezio on May 17, 1932 in Elizabeth, NJ. After the loss of his father as a young man, Ben left school to support his mother and two sisters, Dorothy and Jean. He began a lifetime career as a tool and die maker and worked hard to provide for his family.

In 1953 he married Barbara Joan Bell. They moved to Kenilworth where they raised four children and remained lifelong residents. Earlier this month, he and Barbara celebrated 66 years of marriage.

In 1998, Ben retired from Weiss-Aug. He continued to pursue his love of photography, which began over 50 years ago. He was past president of the Cranford-Millburn Camera Club and the Camera Naturalist Club in Basking Ridge. Over the years he has won many awards and has been written about in the Star Ledger and other local newspapers. His images have been in calendars, Nature’s Best magazine, the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., as well as the walls of his home and his children’s homes.

Ben is survived by his wife, Barbara, four children, Donna, Danny, David, & Sharon, eight grandchildren, Dushan, Danny, Gio, Anton, Deshika, Matthew, Alyssa, & Isabella, great granddaughter, Ava, as well as his sister, Jean, and her husband Tom.

A viewing and service will take place Friday July 24, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 at Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Avenue, Roselle Park, New Jersey, 07204.
• 4:00-5:30 – quiet observation
• 5:30-7:00 – service

Funeral will take place Saturday July 25, 2020 at 11:00
• Rosedale Cemetery
750 E. Linden Ave
Linden, NJ 07036
Good Shepherd, Lot 277A

Please click on the following link at 5:30pm on Friday, July 24, 2020 to access the memorial service.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mastapeter Funeral Home (Roselle Park, NJ)
    400 Faitoute Avenue
    ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    4:00pm to 5:30pm will be a quiet observation 5:30pm to 7:00pm will be service
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 | 5:30pm
    Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 5:30pm
    Mastapeter Funeral Home (Roselle Park)
    400 Faitoute Avenue
    ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please click on the link to access the memorial service at 5:30pm
  • Interment

    Rosedale Cemetery
    355 E. Linden Ave.
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    All are to meet at 11:00am at the cemetery.


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Peg Melchione

Posted at 09:40am
Our favorite memories of Benny are the ones from Jean’s holiday picnics. After enjoying his famous chicken dish
he would entertain us with humorous stories regarding the news of the day. He loved discussing politics and was up on the very latest. He always made us laugh. His passion and talent was his award winning photography which we genuinely admired. He always took the time to offer some photo tips. He was a loving family man and will be missed by them as well as his friends.
Peg and Mike Melchione , friends of Benny

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