I will miss growing old with you D!
Our most heartfelt condolences to Denise's entire family.
It is so incredibly shocking and sad that Denise's life ended so soon. I will always treasure the gift of 25+ years of memories of Denise, her smile, her laughter, her friendship and our many adventures together traveling the world and just hanging out. It isn't possible to put into words the importance of friendship and how much Denise meant to us. She touched each of us in her humble way. Denise, thank you for your friendship and laughter, we will miss you forever.
This was sent to one of Denise's local colleagues from someone in Infineum Italy: "Hello Charlie, yes yesterday I heard about Denise.. I am really sad about this terrible fact.. I didn't know nothing about her illness and for me it was really a … terrible sad news. She was so .. enthusiastic and smiling, every time I met her. I am really sorry for that. I do not have a lot of possibilities to know all colleagues very well , but sometimes someone gives you really something more than others even in few minutes .. or few words or at a glance, and it is not necessary to see one each other every day.. . it's just feeling .. Denise was one of them…"
To Tracy and the Venanzi Family,
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. You are in our hearts. -Jeanette and Jan
My deepest condolences for your loss. Denise was a great person and an inspiration for young engineers like myself. She will be forever be remembered which the passion and drive that she exhibited in everything that she did. Rest in peace Denise, we miss you xxx
Tracy and all of Denise's family,
We are saddened by the loss of Denise, but will remember her always as the striking, vivacious woman she was. We did not know her well, but we so appreciated the way she always reached out to us at parties and made us feel welcomed. She was a lovely person.
Clay Gish & Carolyn Spengler
Our family has been devastated by the loss of Denise. She was a bright and beautiful addition to our family, we loved her and we are all going to miss her. Tami, Joey, Ryan, Alex and Teresa
Nick, Ginny and family,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Cindy & Joe Gagliano
Dear Nick, Ginny & family,
I'm very sorry to learn of Denise's passing. I know that you will keep all of her life's wonderful memories in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very sad and difficult time.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Denise's family. I remember so well the first time I met Denise....and my first thought was: what is an attractive, athletic, intelligent woman like you doing on a chemical plant?! Then I realised what a powerful role model Denise was to many young women aspiring to work in the chemical industry. She was a fantastic engineer, an inspirational leader and a wonderful colleague. We will all miss her hugely.
I have not known you very long,
But enough to know you are nice,
Patient, passionate, fair and strong.
Now you have gone, you have departed,
To another lovely place I'm sure,
As there is no doubt your mind is pure.
That does not leave us light hearted,
For you are missed…
We are bereaved now we are parted.
Please do have fun Denise, wherever you are,
For happiness was your motto;
You'll resonate in us, always, whether near or far.
My deepest condolences to Denise's family and friends. I was lucky to work with her for over 20 years. I will miss her laugh and sunshine she brought whenever we talked. I will never forget Denise...
My deepest condolences to Denise's family and friends. I was lucky to work with Denise for over 20 years. I will miss her laugh and sunshine she brought whenever we talked. I will always remember Denise...
My heart goes out to everyone in the Venanzi Family, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Denise was a wonderful person and blessed me with many fond memories from High School....field hockey, basketball, skiing, parties, tubing, and playing in the Raritan River. She will be terribly missed, but always in my heart and mind.
Dear Ginny and Nick, Tracy, and family.
Our deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Dear Tracy and Venanzi family,
My heart is filled with great sorrow for you. Denise was a wonderful, caring leader whom I have had the privilege to work for. She was always warm, encouraging, kind and positive be it shine or rain. Denise will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Our deepest sympathies to Tracy, Amy and the rest of Denise's family. We know you are heartbroken at losing Denise. She was smart, funny, successful, good looking and the best athlete we ever had the pleasure of being teammates with (softball, volleyball, and our shared love - field hockey). We are proud that someone like her would have considered us her friends. Although Denise was 15 + years our junior, she kept us young by ALWAYS including us in ways to share our friendship - whether it be on trips (New Orleans; Palm Springs; Florida; Vermont); singing along or dancing with piano players in NYC, Atlantic City or locally with N&D; watching b-ball (WNBA or RU); hanging out at beach houses or on the slopes; buying “big screens” to watch our beloved NFL teams - and just so many other places and good times. Denise had a love of life and shared it with everyone she came in contact with. She loved all of you so much - and her competitive spirit kept her fighting for as long as she could, but she knew this was one match she couldn't win. We will miss Denise dearly, but will always think of her with a smile, and will be thankful for the 26 years we shared as friends.
Love, Loup & Smitty
To Ginny,Nick and the entire Venanzi family we extend our deepest condolences for your loss.My she forever REST IN PEACE.
My sincere condolences to the Venanzi Family.I had the pleasure to work for Denise ,She was a great leader ,combined with a caring heart and did things the right way.I will miss her.
My deepest condolences to Tracy and Denise's Family. I had the opportunity to work with Denise for the past 20 years or so and it was always an enjoyable experience. She was committed, motivated, and the challenges that we faced were never hurdles that could not be overcome. It is sad to see a young lady and colleague go, but the fond memories will remain etched forever.
To the Venanzi family and Tracy,
I am so saddened by the loss of Denise. I have struggled for days in trying to put together words to express my condolences. Denise was one of my closest childhood friends and regretfully we lost touch over the years. I have thought of her often in recent months as life has once again brought me back to NJ. I am left unfortunately not knowing the strong and beloved woman she grew up to be, but rather with many fond memories of growing up together. I can smile and reflect on our many adventures together: walking home after a blizzard up an unplowed William Barnes Rd., tubing down the Raritan, tobogganing, swimming, playing in the basement, sleepovers and parties, and cringing about Latin class in high school.
May you all find comfort in knowing how many people were touched by Denise in a positive way. Our lives were all better because she was a part of it. She was taken from us far too soon and will be greatly missed.
Tracy and Venanzi Family,
On behalf of Denise's entire Hunterdon Central family and friends, especially HCHS '83, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take comfort in knowing that Denise is in a much better place and that she remains a 'light' and an inspiration in our world. We will never forget her smile and friendly demeanor. She was one of the most driven and motivated people we are likely to ever have the pleasure of knowing and we will miss her dearly. Peace.
My deep sympathies to Tracy and others in Denise's family. I have known Denise for many years at Infineum and it has been such a pleasure to know her and to work with her. She was so committed to her work and she was simply the best project engineer you could have: smart, knowledgable, collaborative, and willing to go the extra mile always. I believe we would not be building some of the projects we are building if not for Denise. As a person she seemed to be happy, helpful, and optimistic and made others feel the same way. I will miss Denise greatly.
To Tracy and the Venanzi family - “Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you smile again”. Denise was a beautiful person with a great heart and bright spirit. I'm thankful to have worked with her over the years at Exxon & Infineum and I will truly miss her.
I have no words of wisdom, just awesome memories. Denise will never be forgotten.
Denise was truly one of a kind. She simply was able to make you smile and be happy about life, with her own smile as well as her comical side. She always had the right perspective on any things you brought up to her. For that and all of her other amazing qualities, I will miss Denise. It simply won't be the same without you. My condolences to the entire family.
You always smiling to people and life...I will keep this with me, Denise.
Denise was a wonderful friend and colleague and will be genuinely missed by everyone at Infineum. I shared an office next to Denise for several years, and she was always such a joy to talk to during the day and at lunch. I enjoyed her sense of humor and wonderful laugh. She was extremely kind, caring and fun to be around and I will miss her dearly. Denise contributed greatly to the success of Infineum, and was a constant professional in everything she did. My deepest condolences go out to Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Venanzi and her extended family.
Tracy & Venanzi family :
My heartfelt condolence to all of you on the tragic loss of a dear friend.
I have had the good fortune of working with Denise off and on for over a dozen years as she took on various roles within Infineum and those have been the most pleasant experiences. I admired her combination of intensity and empathy. Denise was a “people” person and cared deeply about those she worked with and have experienced that personally. With her knack of listening, her positive attitude, the way she communicated, and her infectious laugh, she made others feel at ease even when we faced tough situations! I will truly miss her.
Having worked together with Denise over many years - I will miss Denise.
My sincere condolences to Denise's family.
I will miss Denise, her smile, her kindness, her enthusiasm, her leadership…
For sure, she will be in our mind when we will start this new plant in Singapore, this project that she initiated.
My heartfelt sympathy to Denise's family and partner in this difficult moment. I had the honor of meeting Denise during the early stages of our major Singapore plant new facilities project. She always had a warm smile and joyful laughter .... we will always cherish and remember her in our hearts .. from the Infineum Singapore Team. May God comfort you all.
DENISE VENANZI,Im so grateful to GOD,that I had the priviledge and honor to work for you at INFINEUM. Except for my wife, you became my other female boss. I will always remember your kindness,your smile,and the light that your life brought to many of us that knew you.You will always live in our hearts and souls.GOD BLESS YOU......NICK FIGUEROA& ELSA.
Tracy and Denise are part of the posse' and will always be. Denise has gone ahead of us for now but we will catch up with her. She has paved the way.... You are our light Denise. A fabulous bright light that will forever shine. Continue to teach us to be brave, strong and steadfast heros just as you are!!! Our love will always surround you and will continue to encircleTracy and your family each and every day. Thank you for being one of our nine Muses!!!!!
I will never forget Denise. She was such a great person and she was so pleasant to have around. Denise was always smiling, she had a contagious level of positive energy and she was always ready and willing to help. Denise was so gifted in everything she was doing. I will always remember her as such a passionate and talented field hockey player - one of the few sports where Belgium have decent results on the international scene. I will miss her tremendously.
Tracy and all of Denise's Family,
My condolensces to you. I will truly miss Denise.... how she made work enjoyable, how she added enthusiasm, how solving a problem was somehow easier when she was involved, how she helped me-- and sometimes with a kick in the shin. I will miss her laugh. The office next door has been quiet for the last 6 months... yes I will miss Denise.
As I am reliving my memories of Denise, most from more than 10 years ago when I had the privilege to work for Denise, I realize there is not a memory without Denise's laugh. I am thankful for those memories and I will miss Denise. I wish Tracy and the Venanzi family strength in this difficult time.
With heart felt sympathy. May you know that,now,there is a guardian angel looking down on Tracy and the Venanzi family. Stay blessed.
Thinking of you Tracy and family during this difficult time. May The memory of Denise's beautiful smile help ease the sorrow in your heart. Sending prayers
Denise - It was almost 17 years ago that I started my career and was fortunate to have you as a supervisor. You were always the perfect role model - someone I could aspire to be - well-respected, smart, honest, fair, and fun. After 3 yrs we both moved on to different jobs.. You always checked in on me - always asking "Are you bored yet?" It wouldn't be long before you recruited me onto your team for another run! Those 6 years under your leadership were the most challenging, most fulfilling, and most fun!! I want you to know that I will forever be grateful to you for showing me the way and setting me down the right path so many years ago!!!
Tracy and Venanzi family - On Saturday I held the most perfect snowflakes. Their beauty was so profound that I knew they had been hand casted by Heaven's Angels. What I didn't realize at the time was that God was preparing to receive in one of The Best!!! Heaven is truly blessed!!! May your memories of Denise wrap you all in great comfort today and always!
My deepest sympathies, Tracy. Denise was a remarkable person. We spent over three years together on the ERP project and Denise brought so much life to the project. She cared deeply about her people and was always supportive of them. No matter how much stress we weer under she kept a positive attitude and we all relied on her to be the calming influence. I will always remember her great laugh, the nights we spent at Muddy Murphy's in Singapore, and the final beach bash at Point Pleasant. We will miss her so much..........
Dear Tracy and Family,
It is less than a year since I last saw Denise. I still can't believe we went twenty some odd years without seeing each other and than we finally get back in touch...for a goodbye I guess. Don't think any of us understand death. I personally think God takes the good ones early, and I know Denise was really good. Intelligent, funny, nice, great friend and companion. I don't know what else I can say..she will be missed.
Denise was so helpful in my day to day work here in Mexico as she mentored me over the past year. Now I am sure I have someone in Heaven that will be helping and praying for me. I am missing her a lot!!
I am so happy I had the honor of getting to meet Denise and so saddened to hear of her passing (: Tracey may all the wonderful memories help you during this most difficult time.. My love and heartfelt sympathy to you and all the wonderful friends in the hood..My sympathy to Denise"s family also.
Tracy and Venanzi Family: We both worked with Denise a few years back at Infineum. She was an amazing person, as you know; brilliant, even tempered, funny, and courageous. All the qualities our Lord apparently needs in heaven about now. Our prayers in your time of sorrow.
Tracy and Venanzi family, my heart felt prayers & condolences go out to you. There are no words & no preparation for what you are going through. I pray for your healing.
Denise , you have been an inspiring colleague to all of us and i have enjoyed very much working with you especially recently in a common project. Always full of enthousiasm and friendly with the colleagues you have been working with.
To Denise's family : my sympathy to all of you in this difficult moment ; i know what it means as i have experienced the same in my family 20 years ago
Tracy, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the whole Venanzi family. It has been many years since I had seen Denise, but I have never forgotten about her. She was a very special person and will be missed dearly.
Ginny & Nick, my heart hurts for you! I pray for God to give you the strength and peace that only He can provide. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.
So sad to hear of someone with so much life to live passing away. May "the God of comfort" be with the family and friends of Denise at this most difficult time.
Tracy and the whole Venanzi family
Denise will be missed very much, I know we hadn't spoken much in the past years but she was always in my heart. The times we spent after college were some of the best times of my life. Visiting Denise in Italy, Holland and Baton Rouge was such a special time.
May you treasure all of the times you had were her as I do, she was a very special person.
We will miss our sister and aunt enormously. We were blessed to have spent Christmas with her, and our children know that they have an aunt in heaven.
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of DENISE.May the good lord give you the strength and courage to carry on in the days ahead without her.
May God bless the Venanzi Family !
Our prayers are with you!
John and Marjorie Troiani
Denise will be missed. We all have great memories of her in school and sports. Dominic Fusco
To the family of Denise Venanzi,
I have not had the pleasure of working with Denise but I did have casual conversation with her in the hallway when she would go to get her coffee and she was always a jolly, smiling person. She was always very pleasant and nice to me.
I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in my every prayer and thought.
Dear Tracy, Although we don't know you personally, my husband Shel and I are a same sex couple and know the deep love we share is not totally understood by many people. May the deep love and many happy memories you shared with Denise sustain you during this most difficult time. With our sincere sympathy
Sending much deep, southern hospitality, Louisiana love from the Pasqua-Woodside crew. Never are there the "right" words in times like these. Just know we're here to take you by your hand, listen to your silence, hold you up, support your fall, share your path and cradle you in your times of need. We may not be around the corner, but we're always available.
I was saddened when I came across Denise's obituary this morning. I was her 7th grade science teacher many years ago. As an educator one teaches countless numbers of students over the span of a career. Of course most of them are forgotten but a few, like Denise, remain in one's memory long after they have moved on. Even as a young girl I could see that she was a special student, with a love of science and an eagerness to learn that is not soon forgotten. We did not keep in touch but I remember her and her brother Phillip well. I am happy to see that she pursued science as a career even though it was tragically cut short because of cancer. I suspect she was very good at what she did. My condolences to her partner and the entire Venanzi family. Bill Dilluvio email@example.com
I was sorry to hear of your loss. Just treasure the good memories.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My prayers go out to all her family & loved ones...I always remember her smiling...
To my friend and colleague Denise, so many good memories, where to begin? Countless hours working on project economics, too many sensitivities, "Trevor's margin" and ripping it apart, the tornado charts, the "nightmare" case, the "colorful" worksheet, listening to Tom's and Charlie's stories, laughing at Joe until we cried, chili crabs and durian in Singapore, how you knew that I would hesitate to answer the phone when I saw it was you because I knew how much work was coming, how you always wanted to be "alone" on the plane, comparing all the house projects, living in the "condemned" house, that awful pizza in the cafeteria, and so many more... I will always miss you my friend, until we meet again.
Dear Tracy and family,
We are deeply saddened for the loss of your life partner, daughter, sister, niece and aunt -- your beloved Denise. May wonderful memories of Denise sustain you all in your time of loss. Our heart goes out to each of you during this difficult time. We know that no words can ease the pain you are feeling right now. But please know you are in our every thought and prayers. We will miss Denise and her warm and caring smile. May the love of people around you comfort you. We are always here for you if you need us. With Deepest Sympathy,
Libby and Peter Price
I have such fond memories of Denise. Such a caring person, she always made you feel comfortable no matter the situation. My heart cries knowing that she had to suffer in any way. My thoughts and prayers are with Tracy and the entire family. I wish you all peace knowing that Denise is not suffering any more and is in a better place. I know in my heart that we will all see her smiling face when she greets us in heaven.