Colchester - Daniel Ventura Jr., 54, of Ventura Drive, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.|
He was born in Queens, N.Y. on Jan. 13, 1956, son of Virginia R. (Gonzalez) Ventura of Oakdale, and the late Daniel Ventura. Daniel graduated from St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, class of 1973. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army with the Army Corp of Engineers. Mr. Ventura worked all of his life as a builder in Connecticut. Danny was well known with his friends and family for his warmth, outgoing personality, sense of humor, and practical jokes.
Mr. Ventura was predeceased by his daughter, Nicole V. Ventura, who died March 6, 2006, and his father, Daniel Ventura, who died on Nov. 11, 2007.
Daniel is survived by his son, Daniel Ventura III of Norwich; his mother, Virginia R. Ventura of Oakdale; his sister, Virginia V. Colburn and her husband, Kenneth, of Dover, Mass.; his grandson, Giovanni Ventura of Norwich; a niece, Elizabeth Colburn of Brookline, Mass.; a nephew, Edward Colburn of Waltham, Mass.; and a special cousin, Terry Randolph of Oakdale.
Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Cummings - Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to SCAAD, 37 Camp Mooween Road, Lebanon, CT 06249.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cummings-gagnefh.com
Published in The Day on Dec. 29, 2010