Rose Marie Venere Active in Sons of Italy

March 11, 1992

A Mass of Christian burial for Rose Marie Venere, a retired secretary who was active in the local, state and national organizations of the Order of the Sons of Italy, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9533 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Miss Venere, a Randallstown resident, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a heart attack. She was 61.

She retired about five years ago as an executive secretary in the offices of Fair Lanes Inc., where she worked about 10 years. Earlier, she was employed by the Rouse Co. for more than 15 years. She began her career in a law office.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame.

She was a delegate to the 1989 national convention of the Order of the Sons of Italy. She was on the national organization's committee preparing for the celebration of this year's anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage.

She was second vice president of the Sons of Italy's Grand Lodge of Maryland and its representative on the board of the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation. She was elected recording secretary of the Sons' state organization in 1982. She also was on the board of the State Lodge Sons of Italy Foundation and served on many committees.

She helped start and was an adviser to the organization's Dante Alighieri Lodge for young adults, was a founder of the Reisterstown Lodge and a member of the Christopher Columbus Lodge in Randallstown, which she had served as vice president and a state convention delegate.

Miss Venere also had been active with the Lupus Foundation of Maryland.

She is survived by a brother, Joseph N. Venere of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five nieces; and three nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Lupus Foundation.

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