Joseph S. Liquori

January 1, 1937 - May 14, 2019
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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.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


1301 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


1301 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

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Born: January 1, 1937
Died: May 14, 2019

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Nancy Huntoon and Family posted on 5/20/19

In memory of Joseph S. Liquori, Nancy Huntoon and Family lit a candle


Nancy Huntoon posted on 5/20/19

My Prayers go out to you Fran and your Family in the Loss of your Loved One. Wishing you Strength and peace to Comfort you at this Sad time. With Sympathy and Love. Nancy


Floyd and Louise Simmers posted on 5/20/19

Our sincere sympathy Fran. Joe was a fantastic individual and I am glad we got to know him. I will miss his "I got one!" at the bowling alley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.


Jan Miller posted on 5/19/19

Our hearts are with all the Liquori family at the passing of their beloved husband and father. There was no better neighbor than Joe. When we moved across the street nearly 6 years ago, he immediately adopted us and taught us the “Florida” ways. Rest In Peace dear Joe. Rich will take care of the yard for you and I will tend to the flower beds. Love forever, Rich and Jan


Ron & Kathy Schrader posted on 5/17/19

Our hearts, prayers, & condolences go out to the whole family. May God embrace you in his comfort and see you through these trying times.


Robert Petersen posted on 5/17/19

Frank very sorry to hear of your Dads passing, sounded like a great man. You have all the Petersen Family condolences, Hang in there


Jim Quinn posted on 5/17/19

So sorry for your loss Frank, your Dad sounds like a really good guy.


Maribeth Putnam posted on 5/17/19

Joe, with Moly in tow, was the first to welcome me and my dog Skipper to my new home just down the street from him. This man was the nicest fellow anyone could know and I was proud to have called him friend. Skipper always made out with treats as he got to know Joe always had cookies stored in his pocket. When i was outside, I would always glance down his way and see him out there perfecting his lush landscape. He passed on some of his greenery knowledge to me and I am so grateful to have known him and I will miss him. My condolences to his family, I know they are very deeply in pain with the lost of their beloved Joe.


Cindy and Steve Thomas posted on 5/17/19

We are so sad to hear of Joes passing. What a wonderful, kind gentle man he was. He will be missed.


Lisa Helms posted on 5/17/19

My deepest sympathies for the loss of you Dad, Frank sending g prayers of peace to all!


Yvette Barajas posted on 5/17/19

Coach Frank , and Family, Our deepest condolences to you all, We didn’t have the privilege of knowing him, however if he was a tenth of what kind of man his son is, then heaven has truly gained an amazing gentlemen. May his love continue to shine through all of you. Our prayers and HUGE HUGS.... LOVE, The Barajas Family ❤️


Linda Page posted on 5/17/19

In memory of Joseph S. Liquori, Linda Page lit a candle


Linda Page posted on 5/17/19

We were shocked and saddened to learn Joe had passed away. We always enjoyed bowling with him. Our thoughts are with Fran and family at this very difficult time. Sincerely John and Linda Page UK


Mike & Tami Ostrego posted on 5/17/19

Our condolences to the entire Liquouri family. We are very sorry for your loss.


Carolyn and Jim Stephens posted on 5/17/19

In memory of Joseph S. Liquori, Carolyn and Jim Stephens lit a candle


Carolyn and Jim Stephens posted on 5/17/19

We are saddened at Joe’s passing and offer our sincere sympathy. It just won’t be the same without seeing him walk his dog, Molly, in the neighborhood. Love to you, Jim and Carolyn Stephens.


Samantha Schrader posted on 5/15/19

Left an impact on everyone he met. The love he has for his famiglia is unending. You will truly be missed