Elise Carol Venusti passed away at her home in Mount Hood, Ore., with family by her side on March 11, 2016.
Elise was born Oct. 26, 1955, in Hackensack, N.J., to Frank J. and Teresa E. (Recker) Venusti. She grew up in Park Ridge, N.J., and after high school moved to Tempe, Ariz., where she attended Arizona State University, and completed her undergraduate and later master’s.
Elise professionally managed hospitals and moved throughout the states over the years, but has called Mount Hood and the Hood River Valley home for the last few years, where she was very active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wings and the Rotary Club.
Elise is survived by her sisters, Christine M. Venusti of Park Ridge, N.J., and Susan (and husband, John) Barker of Lakewood, N.J.; brother, James J. (and wife, Barbara) Venusti; niece, Sara J. Venusti; and nephew, Jonathan J. Venusti. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are planned for 10 a.m., Thursday, March 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (1501 Belmont Ave., Hood River, Oregon 97031). Immediately following Elise’s Mass, all are invited for a time of continued fellowship and sharing at Anderson’s Tribute Center, with a special video tribute and catered reception.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Elise’s name to Hood River Rotary Club for the “Elise Venusti International Women’s Scholarship Fund.”
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.
Please visit AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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