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Condolence From: Brian Lauther
Condolence: One of the very best human beings I ever had the pleasure of meeting in all my years on this earth. Decent, caring and just a wonderful, wonderful person to have in your life, I am extremely sad tonight, the world lost one of the really good ones.
Saturday January 19, 2019
Condolence From: Beata
Condolence: I was profoundly shocked and heartbroken to hear of James passing; he was a dear friend and had helped me in so many ways. My heart and prayers go out to his family who have suffered so much loss. I regret I did not know about this to be able to say good bye and this hurts my heart and makes it much harder to accept; however, knowing him as I did I see he has fulfilled his destiny and can now fly free with the angels. It gave him great joy to care for his lovely mother whom I had the great privilege to meet on several occasions... Rest in peace my dear friend but know you have made a great impact on many and you will be greatly missed to say the least.....
Friday January 18, 2019
Condolence From: Neil P Maxwell
Condolence: Shocked to hear of Jim's passing. Great guy will be profoundly missed. Fond memories of the summers around the Immaculate playground and Jim always around. My friend Bernadine Valente who worked with Jim at Prudential, as I did also, just called me and gave me this very sad news. Loved Jim's passion for baseball and back in the sixties his passion for Pete Rose and the Cincinnati Reds. He had the same kind of strut as PR. So many condolences to his family says it all about how beloved he was. RIP Jim.
Thursday January 17, 2019
Condolence From: TM
Condolence: Dippy and I attended 12 years at Immaculate togethet

In sports he was always a team player and would recognized you for individual contributions and improvement.

The class of. 1972 was the last class with a very low number of boys as football returned to Immacullare the next class year so for a while Dippy was the only boy in 9A until he was moved mid year to 9C to join the few other boys in that class.
He said when I asked him that he did not mind being the only boy with of those girls while it lasted.

Always a good and supportive friend I will miss the opportunity to see him again and remember the good times we had together

My condolences to his family and older brothers Jackie and Bobby.

Tom Mc Hugh 72

Monday January 14, 2019
Condolence From: Phil McHugh
Condolence: Sincere condolences to the Venezia family. Dippy was the nicest young kid and became quite a man. Though I have't played ball with him in 48 years, he still lives in my heart. RIP, little Dip.
Monday January 14, 2019
Condolence From: Alex Holz
Condolence: It was with great sadness to hear the news of Coach V's passing. He was a mentor and friend to every player and we were lucky to have known him, as one of the most passionate baseball people around. The times spent playing for him and Coach P during Spring and Summer ball at MKA will go down as some of my favorite memories of high school. V may be gone and will be greatly missed, but definitely not forgotten. My condolences to his family and friends and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Monday January 14, 2019
Condolence From: Fr. Bill Dowd
Condolence: I was on the way to celebrate mass in Spring Lake this Sunday when my friend Vinny with the NYGs called to tell me that Dip had passed away. I was in shock at the news since Jim Venezia , in my mind, was still that young happy kid from Immaculate. I lost touch with him. Elmer and Katie Venezia raised a beautiful family .... contributing to the parish, the community and kids in sports especially. Dip was a young man who always did the right thing! A stand up guy for his parents, his family, his friends and the young people he coached. Jimmy went above and beyond in his commitment to God, neighbors and all lucky enough to cross paths with a truly good man. I spoke of Jim at my mass yesterday and prayed for him and all who will feel the pain of losing such a great soul much too soon. I regret i could not be at the wake or mass to celebrate his life. Heaven is a better brighter place today .... and anyone who knew him will smile and try harder in life.. to do the right thing.. whenever we think of the Dipper. Rest in the Arms of the Lord Dip.. you earned it!
Monday January 14, 2019
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Condolence: My sincere condolences to the entire Venezia family. I have fond memories of "Dipper" from numerous AC trips with his brother Robert "Aceman" and other Prudential alumni. Dipper was always entertaining and fun to be around. I'm sure he will be deeply missed by his friends and family. So sorry to hear about his passing.

Jim Semper
Monday January 14, 2019
Condolence From: Msgr. Tim Shugrue
Condolence: I was very sorry to learn of Jim’s death; my sincere and prayerful condolences to his brothers and family. I regret I am unable to attend the Wake and Funeral Mass, but I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Monday January 14, 2019
Condolence From: Angela Petronecci Abraham
Condolence: Dippy was always smiling and very kind. Our days at ICHS were filled with great memories and great friends and Dippy was everyone's friend. The turnout at his wake tonight is a testament to the wonderful person he was and the words of his niece, Katie were such a loving tribute to her Uncle. May he rest in the sweetest peace.
Monday January 14, 2019

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