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Mary Francis Marinello

August 28, 1954 May 12, 2020
Mary Francis Marinello
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Obituary for Mary Francis Marinello

Mary Francis Marinello, age 65, of Knox (Bass Lake), passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in the
early morning hours at LaPorte Hospital. Mary was born August 28, 1954 in Chicago. Her
parents were Katherine Panozzo Marinello and Leon D. Marinello. Mary married Vincent
Venckus on April 4, 1975, they then moved to Las Vegas and had three children, Katherine,
Joseph and James. She moved back to Bass Lake in 2001 and resided the rest of her days
where her father and brother had built their first cottage in 1943. Mary loved people, dancing
and karoke in her younger days. She enjoyed working as a card dealer and had worked for
many years at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas. After moving back to Indiana, she continued
that work at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo. She also worked as a realtor for Welcome
Mat Realty. Mary especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She
loved them so very much and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them.
Mary is survived by her children, Katherine Patricia Venckus, Joseph Venckus (Lauri) and James
Venckus, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and her brother, Lee Marinello. She was
preceded in death by her parents Katherine Panozzo Marinello and Leon Marinello (Patricia),
her sister Dorreen Leah Marinello, and her ex-husband, Vince Venckus. Funeral services will be
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7pm, with visitation two hours prior to services, at M.C. Smith Funeral
Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

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Visitation

Friday

15

May

5:00 PM 5/15/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/15/2020 7:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States

Service

Friday

15

May

7:00 PM 5/15/2020 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/15/2020 8:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States
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