Marleen A. Ventre
Marleen A. Ventre, 65, passed away
unexpectedly, but peacefully
at her Lincroft, NJ home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
The funeral will be from the Galante Funeral Home 2800 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
on Tuesday at 9 AM.
The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Michael Church in Union, N. J. at 10:15 am.
The entombment will follow in Holmdel Cemetery in Holmdel, N.J.
Visitation will be at the Galante Funeral Home in Union, on Monday from 4 - 8 PM.
As a parent, Ventre was a staunch advocate for children
and their educational experience.
She served as Franklin School Parent-Teacher Association President
(Union Township) from 1994-1996
before eventually holding the same office with
the Thompson Middle School PFA (Middletown Township) in 2000-01.
Born on September 6, 1953 in Summit, NJ as Marleen Ann Colletto,
she spent her childhood in Berkeley Heights where she was a 1971 graduate of Governor Livingston High School. Ventre went on to earn an associate’s degree in interior design at Endicott College (Beverly, MA) in 1973.
She married Ralph Ventre of Newark in 1981
and the couple resided in Union until 1997.
For the past 21-plus years, Ventre lived with her family in Lincroft.
The Walt Disney World super fan
is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ralph;
her children Ralph (Shannon) and Joseph (Caroline);
and her grandchildren Ralph and Lucca;
as well as her brother Charles Colletto along with her sisters Patti Pencinger and Tracy Adams.
She is pre-deceased by parents Giuseppe and Shirley Colletto.
In recent years, she suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis,
but it did not deter her from frequently visiting with her grandchildren
and attending a number of their school events.
The PNC Bank Arts Center season ticket holder
enjoyed music, fashion and interior decorating up until her passing.