Margaret J. Venancio, 55, of Keyport, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 4 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. She was born Margaret J. DiBartolomeo on August 18, 1960 in Jersey City where she grew up. In approximately 1995, she and her family settled in Keyport. Throughout her life, Margaret worked as a principal account clerk for the Jersey City Board of Education. Margaret’s family described her as a spit fire. She was a strong woman with a great love for her family, especially her granddaughter, Gabriella, whom she adored and called “her queen.” In addition, Margaret loved coffee, going out to dinner with family and friends and shopping.
She was predeceased by her mother, Francisca (Massa) DiBartolomeo. Margaret is survived by her dear father, Nicholas DiBartolomeo Sr. of Keyport; her beloved husband of 30 years, William “Bill” J. Venancio of Keyport; her loving children, Christopher Ryan of Toms River and Francesca Jordan of Keyport; her adored siblings, Diana Medina of Keyport, Nancy O’Neill of Bayonne and Nicholas DiBartolomeo Jr. of Keyport; her special aunt and uncle, Diana and Thomas O’Connor; and her cherished granddaughter, Gabriella Jordan. She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 9 and will also be held on Thursday, September 10 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3269 State Route 35 North, Hazlet. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, September 10 at 10 a.m. at Jesus the Lord Roman Catholic Church, 123 Broad Street, Keyport. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 360 Broadway, Keyport, New Jersey 07735. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret to the Kidney Cancer Association, www.kidneycancer.org would be greatly appreciated. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.shorepointfh.com.
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