Obituary of Stephen Anthony Venturella
Stephen Anthony Venturella, of Gillsberg, Mississippi, passed away on October 14, 2020 surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 65. He was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born on July 13, 1955 to the late Joann Weigand Venturella and August J. Venturella Jr. Stephen is the beloved husband of 45 years to Doreene Hirstius Venturella; cherished father of Leigh V. Gutierrez (George) and Loren V. DesOrmeaux (Ryan); loving grandfather of Marielle Gutierrez, Hunter DesOrmeaux, Ryder DesOrmeaux, Lainie DesOrmeaux, and Luke DesOrmeaux; caring brother of Renee V. Crisman, Joanne Venturella, and the late Julie V. King, Mike Venturella, and Gus Venturella; and Godfather to the late Dana L. Venturella and Michael A. Nunez. Additionally, he is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Stephen was employed for many years at Marine Splicing as a rigger. He had a love for animals and will forever be remembered by his family and friends as a kind and loving person. He will be greatly missed. The Venturella Family would like to extend special thanks to St. Luke’s Hospice and St. Joseph Hospice for the care given to Stephen , as well as, Dorothee Kalstek for her love and support during their time of need.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell, Louisiana from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ponchartrain Humane Society in Stephen’s memory are appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo plant a tree in memory of Stephen Venturella, please visit Tribute Store
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