D'Elia Funeral Home

Route 70 & Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ


Jean F. Ventura

August 2, 1929June 10, 2019

Jean F Ventura, age 89 of Toms River, NJ formally of West Orange, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday evening, June 10, 2019 at the Fountainview Care Center in Lakewood.

Her passion in life was her family. She is survived by Her husband, Frank S. Ventura, Jr., two Daughters; Sharon Baxter and Nancy Forys and her Husband Chuck, four Grandchildren Ryan and his Wife Michelle, Nicole and her Husband Ryan, Matthew, Craig and his Wife Bridget, four Great-grandchildren; Gavin, Ella, Natalie and Brielle and her Grand-dog, Gracie.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, N.J. 08562.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association of New Jersey or as Jean was a devoted animal lover, to the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey.


19 June

Memoral Service

10:30 am


Jean F. Ventura

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Heather Ogden

June 16, 2019

Dear Frank, Sharon, Nancy and Ventura family:
I am so saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved wife and mom, Jean. My mom, Louise Ogden, is one of Jean’s Lake Ridge friends (the clock ladies at the pool) and I always loved talking with her when I’d visit my parents and go to the pool with my mom. In fact, Jean was always my favorite to talk to, because she never failed to make me laugh. We could talk for hours about TV shows we liked and would quietly joke around with each other and make humorous observations about the world around us, which sometimes only required exchanging looks as we were both thinking the same thing. Jean’s intelligence and wit will be terribly missed. I will remember her fondly as a great friend to my mom and me, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. I always enjoyed hearing about Jean’s children and grandchildren, whether it was their academic and professional successes, her grandson’s athletic achievements or her granddaughter’s beautiful wedding. Jean’s love for her family and pride in their accomplishments was always apparent, but never, ever boastful. She was smart, modest, kind, warm and funny. I am grateful that my mom and Jean became friends about 23 years ago and that I was lucky enough to get to know her over the years. I will truly miss talking with her during my visits. Sending love and prayers to the Ventura family for the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. I hope that your many happy memories of Jean bring you peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead. I’m sure she’s looking down on all of us from Heaven and saying something funny that is making those around her laugh and smile.
Much love,
Heather Ogden

Steve Halliday

June 15, 2019

To my beautiful Aunt who I loved so much. She made me feel like a part of her family after relocating to the Northeast. She always tried to include me in family events while I was there.
She had a love for life and her family. She was never afraid to speak her mind or give her opinions. She had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh
Love you very much and you’ll be missed