Joseph S. Liquori Sr., On Tuesday, May 14, 2109, Joseph S Liquori, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 82.
Joseph (Joe) was born in Neviano, Italy and came to America when he was a young boy with his sister Maria. Joe was a self made man, working as an Owner/Operator of a Mobile Food Vending Business before his retirement in 1999. On September 29, 1962 Joseph married Frances (Fran) and they raised 4 sons and a daughter.
After a long hard-working career feeding factory and construction workers, Joe and his beautiful wife Fran moved from their home in the Western Suburbs of Chicago to their little slice of Paradise in Venice Florida. For the next twenty years of his life, Joe made many friends in and around town. He would often be seen walking the neighborhood with his small adorable dogs. First there was Buddy and then Molly. People couldn’t resist stopping to pet his dogs and when they did, he would show them how well trained his dogs were and tell you how his dogs were the best. People would often go out of their way to talk to Joe and see his little bundles of joy. Joe was also an avid bowler. At least three days a week Joe and Fran would travel to the AMF Bowling Alley in Venice where Joe would show off by consistently bowling in the 200’s and, by winning most of the side bets! (That’s what he told us anyways). If you asked him how he bowled on any particular day, he would usually say “Not to shabby” Joe also took great pride in taking care of his home and his landscaping. He would meticulously mow his lawn, prune the fruit trees he planted, and trim the shrubbery is such a way, passersby would stare in envy. If you needed something, ask Joe. He would stop everything to help you. If you needed advice, he was always willing to give it. Although, his advice was usually prefaced by “Take it for what it’s worth”. Which we all knew he meant, his advice was how it should be done.
An immigrant from Italy, Joe was sent to America to have a better life. Not only did he make the best of his opportunity, he made sure his children had every opportunity to succeed as well. There were lots of things that Joe loved, like making Pizza on the grill, or baking pastries and Italian cookies from scratch, and no restaurant could top a home cooked meal. But what Joe loved most, was his family. Married for almost 57 years, Joseph was the Beloved husband of Frances nee Bailey; Loving Father of Joseph Jr., Ralph, Frank (Christina), Michael, and Lisa. Cherished grandfather of Joey, Lucy, Frankie, Katie, Shelby (Nick), Ralph, Chase Christie and Claire Christie. Dearest Little Brother to Maria Muellner, Loving Uncle to Ralph (Darleen) Muellner, Maryjane DeFranco, (late) Freddy Muellner, Michael Muellner, and Tony Muellner (Cristina), as well as many other family members in Chicago and in Italy. Joseph Salvatore Liquori left his mark in this world, and he will forever be deeply and truly missed by all who knew him and loved him!
Visitation, Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Farley Funeral Home & Crematory 265 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285 Funeral Service, Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 1301 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34292 Funeral info: (941) 488-2291.
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 am