Venanzio M. Mariani

Born: Wed., Jul. 3, 1940
Died: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 05, 2018
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 06, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Massillon

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Venanzio M. Mariani, (Enzo) passed away suddenly on November 1, 2018. Enzo was born on July 3, 1940 in Santa Maria del Ponte in L’Aquila, Italy to Carmine and Angela Mariani. Enzo moved to the United States in December of 1965 with his wife and infant daughter. By trade Enzo was a very talented and artistic painter. After many years of hard work, Enzo started his own painting company. He went on to paint and design many local restaurants and Catholic churches. Enzo retired in 2005 leaving his son, Carmine at the helm. Enzo found much joy in bringing laughter to others through his jokes and story telling. He never refused a heaping bowl of homemade pasta (or even store bought) and a fresh brewed cup of espresso. Enzo also loved his sweets. He had his own private stash of chocolates, which he only shared with his two youngest grandsons. Enzo is preceded in death by his father and mother, and many dear family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ilia (Iberis) Mariani, three daughters, Angela Kronmiller (Robert), Patricia Theiss (Timothy), Cathy Mariani, and one son, Carmine Mariani (Mandy). Enzo also has a brother, Mario Mariani (Giovanna) who live in L’Aquila, Italy. Enzo leaves behind six grandchildren whom he loved very much. Logan and Alexa Kronmiller, Timothy and Madeline Theiss, Quintino and Gabriel Mariani, and one great grandson, Liam. He will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him. Friends and family will be received Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Rossi Family Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Parish in Massillon, with Father Ed Gretchko as celebrant. Final resting place will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Reasearch Hospital.


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Concetta Mariani
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Vincenzo and Concetta.

With Deepest Sympathy Your Cousins Vincenzo and Concetta

Brenda Volkert
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
I am so sorry for your family's loss. Praying strength and peace for you and your family. Patricia's friend, Brenda

Bryan Mahoney
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Sorry for you loss. I have many great memories working for Enzo. To this day I can’t go with my shirt not tucked in my pants from him yelling to tuck your pants in. Also miss being called animal, not sure if he did because maybe couldn’t remember my name. He was a great artist and consider friend who I learned a lot from.

Michael E. and Karen M. Rudolph
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May the peace of God give you the measure of grace to endure and get through this trying time of life. We pray that you all hold onto your memories to keep him forever close at heart. Our gracious God never makes mistakes and does things in His timing, not the poet stated...."your wings were ready, but my heart was not"...prayers for you all continue to bombard heaven.

Our love to you all.
Michael E. and Karen M. Rudolph

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