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Obits
Donald Crisel
Joseph Schank
Arthur Billick
Gladys Green
John R. Wise
Robert Blattner
Doris Yelley
Thomas Hormann

Click on a name to read obituary

If you know about the recent death of a former Venice resident who is not listed here, Please send us an email at: venicememories@yahoo.com

New Fatima Shrine
dedication set for Oct. 13

The dedication date has been set for the dedication of the new Our Lady of Fatima shrine under constuction at Calvary Cemetery.

Yhe dedication will be on Fiday, Oct. 13, which is the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of the Virgin Mary to the three children of Fatima, Portugal.

The new shrine is on the right side as you drive into the cemetery. The highlight of the shrine will be the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which graced the shrine at St. Mark Church from 1952 until last month.

More details will follow as the dedication date gets closer.

Next regular meeting
Saturday, Oct. 14, at Jerry's

The next regular meeting of the Venice History Committee willbe held on Satuday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in the side room at Jerry's Cafeteria, 1920 Edison Ave. in Granite City.

Everyone is welcome to attend and your input is very much appreciated. Only paid members may vote on matters brought before the committee.

The latest Newsletter and minutes for the 7/15/2017 meeting are available- click HERE.

We have missing rings

We are looking for VHS class rings for classes 1963, 1965, 1975, 1976 and 1977. If we are able to photograph rings from these years, it would result in a continuous string of rings from 1957 to 1978. Of course, any ring from any year is very much appreciated. If you have a ring from these years, please contact us at venicememories@yahoo.com

Photos of the
Farewell Mass, click HERE.

Farewell Mass booklet
now available

The booklet handed out at the Farewell Mass at St. Mark Church on Sunday, October 30, 2016, is now available for viewing and download. Click HERE.

Membership dues DEAL!

If you pay your $5 annual dues now, you will be paid up until Dec. 31, 2018. Pay now and your covered, all for ONLY $5. You can also eliminate the hassle of paying annual dues by becoming a LIFE MEMBER for only $50! Memberships, both annual and LIFE, are for yourself and your spouse (if applicable). As a paid member of the Venice History Committee, you are not only supporting the group's work to preserve the history of Venice, but you are able to vote on all matters that come before the group at regular and annual meetings.

Click on the MEMBERSHIP link on the next page to get the form to send with your dues check. Please make out checks to "Venice History Committee."



2016 Reunion photos are online

The photos taken by official reunion photographer Percy Guest, VHS Class of 1979, are now online and available to view and purchase.

Click on the "Reunion 2016" link on the home page (the one with the Committee's "V" logo in the middle) for the links to Percy's website.


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