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Mary Vena

November 18, 1928 April 5, 2019
Mary Vena
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Obituary for Mary Vena

Mary Vena was a loving wife, cherished mother and beloved grandmother. She entered the Gates of Heaven on April 5, 2019. She was born on November 18, 1928, in Los Angeles, California, to Natale and Luisa Gazano.

Mary grew up in Los Angeles where she also attended Roosevelt High School. She met her husband, Louie, through family friends and they wed on August 22, 1948. The couple settled first in Los Angeles where they had their three children, Kathleen, Diane, and James. Her young family later moved and settled in Whittier. Mary was a dedicated homemaker to her family for over 32 years.

After being widowed, Mary returned to school and became a bank teller until her retirement. After retiring she became very involved in the senior clubs of Parnell Park and also at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, here in Whittier. It was through her participation that she gained many lasting friendships and engaged in hobbies such as, knitting/crocheting, bingo, gambling, and traveling. But most especially, she enjoyed going out for Taco Tuesday on a regular basis.

Mary is survived by her brother, John Gazano and his spouse Bette; loving children, Kathleen, Diane, and James Vena; grandchildren, Ashlee Merriwether and her spouse Stephen Merriwether, Valiree Vena and her fiancé Taylor Bennett.

Services will be taking place Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at White Emerson Mortuary. A vigil, transitioning to a rosary, will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 am. Directly following the prayer service, the family will be proceeding to Queen of Heaven Cemetery for a 12:30 graveside ceremony. Honoring Mary's wishes, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Assistance League of Orange County:

Animal Assistance League of Orange County
Website:
aaloc.org
Address:
15102 Jackson St.
Midway City, CA, 92655


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Vigil

Wednesday

17

Apr

10:00 AM 4/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
White Emerson Mortuary

13304 Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

White Emerson Mortuary
13304 Philadelphia Street Whittier 90601 CA
United States

Catholic Prayer Service

Wednesday

17

Apr

11:00 AM 4/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
White Emerson Mortuary

13304 Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

White Emerson Mortuary
13304 Philadelphia Street Whittier 90601 CA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

17

Apr

12:30 PM 4/17/2019 12:30:00 PM
Queen of Heaven Cemetery

2161 S. Fullerton Rd., Rowland Heights,, CA, 91748
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Queen of Heaven Cemetery
2161 S. Fullerton Rd., Rowland Heights,, CA, 91748 Rowland Heights 91748 CA
United States
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