Maria Venezia, 63, died Oct. 19, 2009. She was the wife of Louis Venezia, to whom she married Nov. 13, 1966.

Mrs. Venezia was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Nazzareno Palloni and Pauline (Fiorentino) Palloni.

Mrs. Venezia was a dedicated registered nurse at Danbury Hospital, where she worked in the maternity ward for more than 25 years.

She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 42 years, Mrs. Venezia is survived three children, Louis Venezia II, Debra Tovino and Paul Venezia, all of New Milford; a sister, Adele Kovalchick, of Blue Springs, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Julia Venezia, Lucas Venezia, Olivia Tovino and Juliette Tovino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Route 109, New Milford.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.