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10/11/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Nick Veneris

Nicholas Harris Veneris
(13 July 1914 - 09 Oct 2011)

May his memory be eternal.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news.  Nick Veneris. father of Jackie Veneris Nelms (HHS - '59) of GA, June Veneris Collie (HHS - '62) of VA, Patricia Veneris May (HHS) of SC, Harris Veneris (HHS) of FL, and William Veneris (HHS) of VA, and father-in-law of Darden Nelms (HHS - '58) of GA, passed away in Cumming, Georgia on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the age of 97. 

   Before his retirement, he had been the owner of Nick Veneris Plumbing and Heating in downtown Newport News.

From the Daily Press - 10/11/11:

  Nicholas H. Veneris
  CUMMING, GA. - Nicholas (Nick) Harris Veneris, 97, passed into the care of the Lord on Oct. 9, 2011, at Cumming Manor and Nursing Home in Cumming, Ga.

Nick was born July 13, 1914, to the late Harris Nicholas Veneris and Irene Mentou Veneris, in Newport News, Va.

The funeral service will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Byars Funeral Home. Interment will follow Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, with a private graveside service. The Rev. Wallace Payne will be officiating.

Nick was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News and had been a member of the AHEPA. Nick owned and operated Nick Veneris Plumbing and Heating and retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 540. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Dunedin, Fla., and then Nick moved to Cumming, Ga., to be near his daughter, Jackie.

Nick was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Virginia K. Hearn Veneris; his sisters, Carrie Veneris George and Stella Veneris Long; his brothers, George, Pete, and Thomas.

Survivors include his daughters, Ann Jacqueline Veneris Nelms (Darden) of Gainesville, Ga., June Carolyn Veneris Collie (Corkie) of Verona, Va., Patricia Lynn Veneris May (Allen) of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Harris Nicholas Veneris (Cathy) of Jacksonville Fla., and William Thomas Veneris (Carol) of Hampton, Va.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks for all that Cumming Manor Assisted Living Facility and Agape Hospice Care Inc., did for their Dad.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a favorite charity.

Services handled by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, Ga., and burial will be held at Curlew Hills Memorial Park, Palm Harbor, Fla. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 11 to October 12, 2011.
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October 11, 2011
Jackie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and Darden in this time of sorrow.

October 11, 2011

Bill, Nick and family, May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories together as you celebrate a life well lived.

~ Steve & Lynn Burcher, Newport News, Virginia

October 11, 2011

Jackie, June, Nick, Bill, Patsy So sorry to hear of Uncle Nick's death. You are all in my prayers and I hope the Lord will embrace you and give you comfort & peace at this time.

~ Betty (Veneris) Roberson

October 11, 2011

Jackie, June, Nick, Bill, and Patsy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of our times together as children. May your memories of your Dad bring you peace in this difficult time.

~ Diane (Veneris) Rice, Toano, Virginia

October 11, 2011

Bill, Nick and family,
We are sorry to hear of Nick's passing. I have good memories of your dad working with us during that 83' Shutdown at the Oil Refinery. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

~ Dwight & Peggy Keatts

October 12, 2011

Jackie, June, Nickie, Billy, and Patsy. I remember your dad well. Some of my fondest memories were when Jackie and I would hang around the Plumbing Company office. During this time of sorrow, keep in mind all the good times.

October 15, 2011

Jackie, June, Nicky, Bill & Patsy--please accept my deepest sincere sympathy in the passing of your dad. I have many fond memories of times together in your home in Riverdale. Uncle Nick was always one of my favorate uncles. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Love & God bless--Martha Dean
Fowler (Martie Peck)

~ Martha (Martie) Fowler (Peck), Yorktown, Virginia

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   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Veneris family and their many friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

In You Rejoice
(O Tebi Radujetsja)

Liturgy of St. Basil - Tone 6

(English adaptation by Edward Sedor)

All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
the host of angels and all mankind.
O holy temple and spiritual paradise,
the glory of virgins,
from whom God was made flesh and became a little Child,
and is our God before all ages.

For He made You womb His throne,
and more spacious than the heavens.
All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
glory to You.

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