Michael Joseph Veneziano III

January 5, 1968 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 53)


Michael Joseph Veneziano III of Berlin, CT, 53, beloved husband of Lara (Meyers) Veneziano, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Mike was born in New Britain on January 5, 1968 to Michael J. Jr. and Beverly (Tierney) Veneziano. Growing up in Berlin, Mike graduated from Berlin High School where he played basketball for four years and was the captain during his senior year.  Afterwards, Mike graduated Mitchell College with an Associate’s degree where he met his wife Lara and then went to Southern Connecticut State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree. The two of them then went on to live in New York City where Mike worked at the American Stock Exchange until 9/11. He then returned with his wife and two sons to Berlin, CT where he was a very active member of the community. He and his wife Lara established Northeast Safety Shoes. Mike was the Boys’ Basketball coach at Berlin High School for 13 years. He also coached both of his son’s baseball teams in Berlin Little League for many years. Mike was also a member of Indian Hill Golf Course in Newington.  He enjoyed all sports and was an avid Red Sox fan. Besides his wife and parents, Mike is survived by two sons, Robert Joseph (RJ) and Anthony Michael Veneziano, two sisters, Roxane Marie Veneziano of Stamford, CT and Andrea Michelle Veneziano Trembath of Cornelius, NC, brother-in-law Mitchell Meyers and his wife Allison Meyers of Huntington Station, NY, father-in-law Spencer Meyers of New Smyrna Beach, FL, two nieces, Clara Rose Veneziano of Stamford, CT and Charlotte Tierney Trembath of Cornelius, NC, and nephew Shane Meyers of Huntington Station, NY. Calling hours will be held at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Kensington, CT on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Church in Kensington, CT on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:00am. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, a charity that Mike supported regularly.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Berlin Memorial Funeral Home
96 Main Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Mass of Christian Burial
December 21, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Paul Church (Berlin, Kensington, Alling Street)


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