VENA, Raphael 83, of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Cotuit, MA passed away peacefully at the Senior Care Home in KS on Dec. 7, 2016. Born April 20, 1933 in Boston, MA he graduated Boston Latin High School and Bates College. He served in the United States Marine Corp and followed with a very successful executive career with Uniroyal until he retired in 1995 and moved to Cape Cod.
He was the son of the late Raphael and Carmela Vena and is pre-deceased by his siblings; Richard Vena, Rosa Vena Conlon, Evelyn Vena and Anthony Vena. Also sadly pre-deceased this year by niece Roberta Vena Davis and nephew Richard Vena. He is survived by his loving wife Sylvia Agnes Vena, and daughters; Deborah Gabes and husband Tim, Ann Marie Vena Baron and husband Andrew and Joanne Vena. Grandchildren; Aaron VanHuysen and wife Casey, George Baron, Rachael Vena Baron and Jack Baron. Great Granddaughters Madyson and Victoria VanHuysen. He was the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews and will be missed by many friends as well.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Church, 3 Job's Fishing Road, Mashpee on Monday December 12 , 2016 @ 10AM. Viewing at Chapman Cole Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave., MASHPEE (Rte 151) from 8:30-9:30 AM for friends and family. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery in Boston. For online guestbook and directions please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com
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Published by Boston Globe from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2016.