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Venise A. Berube
  • June 25, 1946
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  • June 18, 2021

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Venise A. Berube, 74, of Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club in Summerfield, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday June 18th, 2021 following a courageous yearlong battle with the rare neurological disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). The disease affects only one in a million Americans each year. This epitomizes Venise perfectly, as she was a one-in-a-million wife, mother, and friend. At the time of her passing she was surrounded by family and friends and was under the excellent home care of Hospice of Marion County, her wonderful caregivers Pam Bhim and Bettina Guirand and a truly fantastic support system including the Franke’s, the Hall’s, the Fortier’s, and many others.
Venise was born June 25, 1946 in Lewiston, Maine to her late parents Clement and Loretta Beland. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, pickleball, golf, dancing, skiing, sudoku, various board games, and was often likened to the energizer bunny.
She is survived by her loving and caring husband Robert A. (Bob) Berube with whom she shared 55 years of wedded bliss. Traveling often she was just as content on the beach in Bermuda as the snowy slopes of Sunday River, Maine, always with Bob by her side.
She is also survived by her son Rob Berube (Megan) of Anchorage Alaska, son Rick Berube (Dide) of Maryland and two grandchildren; Aiden Kaya and Sophie Luna; sister Loraine Canedy (Craig) of St. Pete’s Beach and three close nieces and a loving nephew.
Venise graduated from Lewiston High School in 1964 where she excelled as a majorette. She rekindled this passion later on in life as a vital member of The Villages Prime Time Twirlers, performing in shows and parades for several years. It is during this time when she met many wonderful “girls” who became lifelong friends.
After successfully raising two sons, Venise embarked on business ownership. She bought and operated Drapeau’s Costumer Shop in downtown Lewiston, Maine for 20 years. She took great pride in dressing her mannequins in the costumes of the season and displaying them in her storefront windows. The Easter Bunny, Santa, or Dracula provided great viewing pleasure for all who walked by during that particular holiday season. Along with her trusted friend and colleague, Diane Meservier, she thoroughly enjoyed providing outfits for parades, school plays, trick-or-treaters, and costume partiers alike.
Venise and Bob moved from Maine to Florida; to The Villages in 2005 and then to Del Webb in 2014. In both communities Venise easily made friends playing various sports, line dancing, and hosting parties at her home. Even though she became a full time Floridian she always loved returning to Maine to visit friends, enjoy lobstah, and visit her coastal haunts. She was warm, kind, and compassionate. Her energy, infectious smile, and radiant blue eyes always left a positive lasting impression on those who met her. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and all who happened to share some time with her.
A memorial service will be held on June 25th at The Village View Community Church located at 8585 SE 147th Place, Summerfield, FL 34491. Doors open at 10:00 am with the service starting at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Life will be held afterwards at Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf & Country Club beginning at 12 noon where all are welcome to remember and celebrate Venise.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Venise Berube to the CJD Foundation at https://cjdfoundation.org/donate.


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  1. Nancy Lamson says:
    08 Jul 2021
    Dear Bob,
    - I just learned of Venice's passing - so sorry to hear of your families loss. She was such a delightful person. You and she are often thought of among the Lisbon Graziano's group that always met on Friday nights. I remember meeting her at the costume shop. She always seemed to be having fun helping people come up with the perfect costume! Thanks for being a part of our memories from Maine.

  2. Karen A LeClair says:
    26 Jun 2021
    Bob, Rick& Rob and families.
    Wanted to express my condolences on the loss if Venice. I remember times we as kids would visit you on Winslow and us kids would go uostairs,upstairs, on beds and have a real good time. Also remember when my dad ( Richard Ledoux" would play some serious Chess over hours it seemed. I especially remember Venice teaching me how to twirl the baton. I then became head majorette for winslow high school and had a great time. Venice was always jovial and smiling with her blue eyes. I remember Venice telling my mom " Irene) that you have to talk to your plants to make them grow. My mom would laugh. Later on I learned its because of our carbon dioxide they like and they give us oxygen in return. Life is always a give and take. God rest her soul. Now she's in heaven with my parents living it up while waiting for us to join the real celebration!

  3. Garrett Mason says:
    26 Jun 2021
    Bob,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Venise’s passing. She was always such a joy to be around. She will be missed.

    Love from Maine,

    Garrett, Rebekah, and Piper Mason

  4. Lucille Langelier says:
    26 Jun 2021
    Bob, Rob and Rick
    I was so sorry to hear of Venise's passing. It had been a while since we had been in contact. I remember fondly babysitting when you lived on Androscoggin Avenue and visiting when you were in Maine to chat about family. My deepest condolences to all of you. Cousin, Lucille Doucette Langelier

  5. Randy St.Laurent says:
    25 Jun 2021
    Mrs. Berube has been such an important part of my life since fifth grade. She has always welcomed me with open arms and treated my kids as her own as I grew older and had a family. Every time we got the pleasure of seeing her, the door was opened with a contagious smile and hugs all around. I feel so lucky to have known her for as long as I have, and that my wife and kids got to experience what a bright person she was. Our family is sending prayers to the Berube family, and hope to see you all soon.

  6. Frank Paciolla says:
    25 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob,
    Sorry to learn of your wife's, Venise, passing. My heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family.

    Frank

  7. jim Campbell says:
    25 Jun 2021
    Berube Family,
    Sorry for your tremendous loss! Venise had a lust for life that was unsurpassed. Joanne and I were so lucky to spend time with her when she visited Rick.
    The Campbell's

  8. Sanem Hosbas Coskun says:
    25 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob, Rick, and Rob,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. From a short period of time we have known Venise, we remember her eyes sparkling with love and joy.
    We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
    May she rest in peace.

    Sanem&Erdem Coskun

  9. Coskun & Ayse Cimen says:
    24 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob, Rick, and Rob,

    We are deeply saddened by Venise's passing. It was truly a privilege to have her as part of our family. Even though we did not get to spend a lot of time with her, we enjoyed every single moment that we were together. She was always kind to us, to our family, and our little girl Dide . Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    May she rest in peace.

    Coskun & Ayse Cimen

  10. Nihan & Erkan & Doruk Konak says:
    24 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob, Rick, and Rob,

    We are so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to get to know Venise. She was full of life and love, and she taught us to cherish each and every day. We know she enjoyed every moment she spent with her beloved husband, sons, daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren. We will always remember her with joy and laughter. May her soul rest in peace.

    Nihan & Erkan & Doruk Konak

  11. Robert Berube says:
    23 Jun 2021
    Love you mom. Rob

  12. Jan Barrett says:
    23 Jun 2021
    Oh so sorry to hear of Venise's passing, Bob. She was such a delight and you two were so well matched. I know how much you'll miss her. Thinking of you and hope you are well.

  13. Roger & Yvonne Bouffard says:
    23 Jun 2021
    Bob and Famiy,
    Our condolences to your and your family. May the wonderful times you shared with Venise, comfort you today and always.
    R I P Venise

    Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard

  14. Roger & Yvonne Bouffard says:
    23 Jun 2021
    Bob and family,

    Our condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful time you shared with Venise comfort you today and always,

    Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard

  15. Patti Dulac says:
    22 Jun 2021
    Bob,

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Venise. You had sold a home on Kittredge Loop to my sister and brother in law (Cyndi & Dan Croteau). They had an open house for friends and family and that is where we had met Venise. We only had the pleasure of meeting her once but we both could tell how much she would light up a room with her personality. This is a great loss and we hope you and your family can find comfort in the memories you have of family times spent together. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Bob & Patti Dulac

  16. Madeleine Martel says:
    22 Jun 2021
    Bob,
    Ron and I were so very saddened to hear of Venise's passing. She WAS one-of-a-kind in her exuberance and hospitality. We always had such fun with the two of you. Know that we, among the many, are thinking of you and remembering her smile as she heard your laugh.

    Ron & Madeleine Martel

  17. Deanna Marken (Elliott) says:
    22 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob and Family,

    It s with great sadness that I send my condolences to you on the loss of Venise. There really are no words. I know you have many wonderful memories and I hope that they sustain you through this immediately difficult time and beyond. She was always such a great person. I have fond memories of her, too.

  18. Deanna Marken (Elliott) says:
    22 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob and Family,
    It was so difficult to know that Venise has left this world. I am so very sorry for your immense loss. Have been thinking of you, Bob, since I heard she was ill. I know that you have so many wonderful memories and I pray that they will sustain you through these immediate difficult times and beyond. There really are no words that make a difference, I know. Venise was a great young person and a lovely woman. Will keep you in my thoughts.

    Dee Elliott Marken

  19. Martin & Claire Bruno says:
    22 Jun 2021
    So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

  20. Rose Berube-Fish says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob, Rob, and Rick,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Venise's passing. It not only was shocking, but brought me great sadness. Venise always meant a lot to me and I will never forget her. I know this is a huge loss for all of you and want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    With loving thoughts and memories,

    Rose Berube-Fish

  21. Jacqueline Giasson says:
    21 Jun 2021
    My mother Lucienne Giasson worked with Venise for years at Drapeau's in Lewiston and just loved her. I heard so many fun things about their days there, the fun and silly costumes they would put together for people. I'm so sorry Venise has passed so young, and ironically, it was on my mother's birthday. I like to envision a great reunion for them in heaven. My heart goes out to the family.

  22. Edouard Plourde says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Venise was such a caring, hard-working person and always so much fun to be around.
    So sorry to hear of her passing.
    My condolences go out to you, Bob, and rest of the family.

  23. Celia McGuckian says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Dear Bob and family: my deepest condolences to you on the sudden loss of your lively and lovely Venise. She was one of a kind and will be greatly--greatly--missed.

  24. Linda and Ken says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Bob and family so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  25. Kara Gibbs says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Bob, Rick and Rob

    I am very sorry to hear of Venise's passing. I always enjoyed spending time with her and your whole family. You are all in my thoughts.

    Sincerely,
    Kara (Bucalo) Gibbs

  26. Sandra Barnes says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Bob, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sandy Barnes

  27. Barbara Aliberti says:
    21 Jun 2021
    Extending most heartfelt sympathy to you Bob and your family. Denise was such a lovely, vibrant woman. Prayers and love for all.

  28. Craig & Loraine lit a candle:
    21 Jun 2021
    Lit since June 21, 2021 at 6:53:26 AM

  29. Brenda Collins says:
    20 Jun 2021
    Bob, so sorry for your loss. Know she was so specisl to you and your boys. Thoughts with you. Ron & Brenda

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