It is with great sorrow to announce that Martin Joseph Venezia passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the age of 69. Martin was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a graduate of Cor Jesu. He loved his city and served with the NOPD for over 20 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant and solving numerous homicides as lead detective. He loved to have fun and entertain with his jokes and stories. He was an avid reader and constant learner who inspired us all by returning to college at the age of 67, making the Dean’s list despite illness. We could not be more proud of him! He will be missed greatly.
He will be forever remembered and cherished by his children, Gina Venezia (Jeff), John Venezia (Dana), and Teresa Venezia Bowman (Brian); his grandchildren, Tina and TJ France, Maria and Sofia Venezia, Fynn and Annabel Bowman, and Cecilia Turocy; his sister, Melinda Schilleci Hughes; the mother of his children and former spouse, Marsha Martinez; and enumerable close friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents Johnny Venezia, Louise Alford Schilleci, and John Schilleci.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 am to celebrate Martin’s life at St. Pius X, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. A celebration of Martin’s life will continue at the home of John and Dana Venezia at 319 14th Street, New Orleans, LA from 1-5 pm. All are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please send charitable donations to the Fraternal Order of Police. JACOB SCHOEN & SON in charge of the arrangements.