Lena Inez Venturelli

  • Born: May 16, 1930
  • Died: April 13, 2019
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

It is with great sadness that the family of Lena Inez Venturelli announces her passing on Saturday, April 13, 2019 after a brief illness at the age of 88. Lena will be forever remembered by her husband of 68 years Frank Venturelli and their children Debbie (Robert) Ruiseco and David (Nicole) Venturelli; by their grandsons Nicholas (Jessie) Ruiseco and Dominic Venturelli; by her granddaughters, Kristen (Michael) Weinbaum and Sophia Venturelli; and by her great-grandchildren Jack, Luke, Ellie, Sam and Owen. Lena was preceded in death by her twin brother Alfred Cerro and her sister Aurora Bini. Lena passed away peacefully at her home in San Mateo, California.

Lena moved to San Mateo in 1948 from Redding, California where she grew up on a small ranch with her parents, twin brother Alfred and her two sisters, Mary and Aurora. She was a member of the Italian American Women's Guild, the Italian Catholic Federation, and the American Legion Women's Guild.

Friends are respectfully invited to visit after 3:00 pm and attend a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the CROSBY - N. GRAY & CO. Funeral Home, 2 Park Road, Burlingame.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Lena on Tuesday April 23, at 10:00am at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 1310 Bayswater, Burlingame, with Father John Ryan presiding. Interment will follow at Skylawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations in honor of Lena may be made to:
Sutter Care at Home
1700 S. Amphlett Blvd. Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
650 685-2836


Condolence & Memory Journal

I had the pleasure of interviewing Frank and Lena for the Sterling Court newsletter a few months the back. They were both great people and I was so saddened to hear of Lena's passing. My wife and I are praying for Frank and all of her family. Please accept our condolences.

Posted by David Tobener - San Mateo, CA - Acquaintance   May 02, 2019

I will always remember your smile and warm greetings, I didn't get to see and hear them nearly enough. You are missed by Frank, your beautiful family and friends. My love and prayers go out to all of you.

Posted by Gloria Burr - Foster City, CA - Family   April 22, 2019

Rest In Peace sweet Lena! We will carry fond memories of our ICF Branch 163 days with us always!
Sending our love thoughts and prayers to Frank and your family!
Lovingly, Marty & Melanie Fuentes

Posted by Melanie FUENTES - San Carlos - Friend   April 20, 2019

My sweetheart, love you forever, miss you, your husband Frank,
who you always called me "Dad"

Posted by Frank Venturelli - San Mateo, CA - Spouse   April 16, 2019

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