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“Mary Ann always greeted me with a smile and conversation when I delivered her mail. I became very fond of her over the years and looked forward to...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Renee Gudenau - Warren, MI

“You will be missed dearly. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sheryl Apple - Roseville, MI

“I'll always remember the wonderful times we shared. You will be missed, my dear friend. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Marilyn Apple - Friend

“Dee Dee As a child my Sister, had to take me with her everywhere. We were at the show, she found me crawling on the floor looking for money. She was...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Hessen - Canoga Park, CA

“Dee.....may you always have a "roll of quarters". ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Little - Sterling Heights, MI

“Goodbye my friend. I"ll miss you! ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rosemary Wypij - Clinton Twp, MI


Mary Ann "Dee" Venezia (nee: Hessen), age 77, died Thursday, April 2, 2017 at her home in Warren. She was born October 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late David and the late Freda (nee: Haddad) Hessen,

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Ann was a caring homemaker who poured her heart and soul into the nurturing of her family, especially her two cherubs, Diego and Geraldina. Then as life ensued, she was blessed by the addition of her precious grandchildren, Anthony and Amanda. Mary Ann's family meant the world to her and were always the benefactors of her heartfelt compassion. Yet for as much as she poured into taking care of maintaining a warm and loving home, Mary Ann also managed to enjoy some cherished pastimes to bring that important balance to life.

One of these pastimes was rooting on her favorite sports team, those iconic Detroit Tigers. Though she enjoyed watching all of the "Boys of Summer" who populated the countries ball parks throughout the season, none of them could even come close to our boys in their Blue & Orange. The Detroit Tigers holds a vast number of supportive fans, but you would have been hard-pressed to find one more devoted than Mary Ann.

Yet of all the pastimes that afforded Mary Ann a true sense of pleasure and fun, her love of gambling reigned supreme. Heading to the casino brought her countless hours of happiness,…and every now and then, a payoff! Casino's offer their patrons a host of varied games and challenges, but Mary Ann's favorite source of Casino enjoyment was playing the slots and giving those one-armed bandits a workout. Her favorite place was the Greektown Casino, and her preferred game was the familiar, "777." But for as much as the casino provided Mary Ann a wonderful source of entertainment, sometimes those gaming pleasures were relegated to having fun with phone games,…and her favorite there was the game "Quick Hits." Whether in or outside of the home, Mary Ann had it covered when it came to feeding that "Gambling Jones."

Yet when you got right down to the core of this beautiful lady, there was no greater pleasure or happiness found than that she received from the simple blessings of family and friends. The relationships they shared were treasured and their place in her life was extraordinarily special. She leaves behind a legacy of love that will forever be embraced with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Mary Ann was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Diego "David" Venezia, and Geraldina (Brian) Dupuis. Dearest grandmother of Anthony and Amanda. Sister of Carol Hessen, and the late David Hessen.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the St. Jude Children's Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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