OBITUARY

Hazel "Bern" Venezia

October 14, 1930May 19, 2020

Hazel Bernice Venezia, nee Bowers was born on Oct. 14, 1930, in Chicago, IL, and is now in the arms of the Lord. She passed at 12:02 AM on May 19, 2020, in Brandon, FL at the age of 89 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Anthony Venezia, after 53 years of marriage; her parents, Emmett Angus Bowers and Minnie Hazel Bowers, nee Leitzow; sisters Katherine Bowers and Lucille (Raymond) Leske; and nephew, Raymond G Leske.

Hazel is survived by her children, Michael (Lynn) Venezia of Chicago, IL, Dennis (Sheleesa) Venezia of Gibsonton, FL, Diane Venezia of Plant City, FL, and Neil (Gladys) Venezia of St. Pete, FL; grandchildren, Rachael Venezia, Christopher (Sara) Venezia, Jennifer Venezia, and Lauren Venezia; great-grandchildren, Jay Fernandez, Luca Venezia, and Penelope Leiva.

Her favorite pastimes included gardening, playing cards, dancing, and listening to a wide array of music, especially church hymns. She was of the Baptist faith and was baptized as a child. Hazel will be lovingly remembered for her love of red lipstick, contagious smile, sense of humor, and the love she had for her family.

The family would also like to give thanks to the caregivers at Ava Cares Home IV and the Purple Team at LifePath Hospice for the great care they gave during these last couple of years.

In Lieu of flowers please donate on Hazel’s behalf to LifePath Hospice.

Services

6 June

Visitation

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

4207 E. Lake Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33610

6 June

Memorial Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

4207 E. Lake Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33610

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