Katherine Venezia, née Anello, 97, of Verona, formerly of Montclair, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair with an interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair.  Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair.

Mrs. Venezia was born and lived in Montclair before moving to Verona 34 years ago. She first worked as a seamstress, then as a school crossing guard in Montclair. She also spent many years working at Sterling Net and Twine in Montclair.

She was a member and officer in the Vincent J. Russo Post #382, for 50 years. Later, she became actively involved with the Verona Senior Citizens.

Katie was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, and is survived by three sons, Robert, Jack and James, daughters-in-law, Pat and Helen, and a granddaughter, Katie.