Bernard E. Ventre, age 71, of Hingham, passed away on Aug. 19, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved son of the late Bernard and Nellie (Damico) Ventre. He was the devoted husband of Isabel (Colagiovanni) Ventre and together they shared forty-four years of marriage. Beloved father of Mark and Marissa and cherished grandfather of Lena. Bernie was born in Syracuse, N.Y. and graduated from Central High. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his MBA from Suffolk University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era, stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. An entrepreneurial spirit at heart, he owned his own advertising agency, with focus on trade magazines. The love of his life was his family. He was an avid golfer and Celtics fan. Bernie was a silent hero to so many. Visiting hours will take place on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Downing Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. The funeral will take place on Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. from the Downing Funeral Chapel, followed by Mass at St. Paul's Church, at 10 a.m. , 147 North St., Hingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adult Leukemia Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA, 02215 or BeTheMatch.org. For more information and to sign our online guest book, please visit www.downingchapel.com.
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Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
21 Pond St Hingham, MA 02043
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 22, 2014