Richard C. “Big Rich” Serino, age 76, of Venice, Florida, passed away on January 3, 2019. He was born on December 21, 1942 in Bronx, New York. Richard moved to Venice in 1971 from Bethpage, New York and started in his carpet business, Richard’s Carpet Warehouse in Venice. Richard was a member of Sertoma, Chamber of Commerce, Sunrise Rotary Club where he was also a Paul Harris Fellow, life member of the Italian American Club in Venice, Corvette Club, Venice Shark Club and the N.R.A. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt wherever he could, especially in Montana and his passion was being a pilot. Richard is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Joy; six children, Charlie, Brenda, Carleen, Kimberly, Gary and Rich; one brother, Jim; one sister, Gerry; seven grandchildren, Jenna, Keelia, Giavonna, Benjamin, Nicholas, Shyla and Gavin; two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and James, as well as his beloved dog, Layla. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Isabella and Jerry Serino. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00AM on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Italian American Club in Venice. Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.