Mary Venezia

Mary M. Venezia (Margi)

Friday, May 16th, 1919 - Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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VENEZIA, Mary (Margi) of Arlington, MA, 101 years of age, died June 24, 2020 at The Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

She was born on May 16, 1919 to the late Vito P. and Mary (Zaccone) Margi of Somerville. Beloved wife of the late Paul J. Venezia. Dear mother of Lawrence P. Venezia of Arlington, and Gerald M. Venezia and partner Albert D. Lovata of Boston. Adored aunt of five nieces and nephews, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Mary was predeceased by her brothers Peter V. Margi of Revere and G. Joseph Margi of Burlington, and sisters Jeanne M. Cerce and Rosemary M. Cowen, both of Arlington.

Mary was a graduate of Somerville High School and Chandler Business College. She began her professional career in the insurance industry, where she met Paul. They were married in 1945, and sadly, Paul passed away in 1958. She went to work for the Food and Drug Admistration in 1962, where she worked until retirement in 1992. As an administrator at the FDA in Boston, she oversaw the data compilation, transfer and original computerization of the agency’s information systems.

Mary lived a long and full life. In addition to her professional achievements and love for family, her passions included entertaining and dancing, reading and gardening, and decorating. She was loved for her captivating personality and ability to connect with a wide range of people. She will be missed, loved, and remembered.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday July 18th, 2020 at 10 am in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington Heights with a funeral mass to commence at 11 am at St. Eulalia’s Church, Winchester, MA. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to The Arlington Libraries Foundation, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.
The Jimmy Fund
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
PO Box 849168
Boston, MA. 02284
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    1145 Massachusetts Ave.
    Arlington, MA 02476
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  • Service

    St. Eulalia Parish
    50 Ridge St
    Winchester, MA 01890
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Michael Kravchuk

Posted at 08:32am
My sincere condolences to the entire family of Mary and to all her many friends. I had the pleasure to work with Mary at the FDA and got to know what a really nice person she was. I am sorry to see one of my friends from those days passing.

Mike Kravchuk FDA

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