May 17, 1941 ~ February 3, 2012
Cecilia Venegas, a long-time Torrance resident entered into eternal life on Friday, February 3, 2012. She was 70. A devout Catholic, Cecilia was a member of St. Lawrence Martyr Parish, Redondo Beach. Children at Our Lady of Grace School, Encino, St. Jerome School, Los Angeles and St. James School, Torrance were blessed to call her their teacher. After a long teaching career, Cecilia began a second career. She worked as an administrative assistant in customer relations for Nikon for the past 22 years - a job she loved. Cecilia was happiest when she was with family and friends. And she was blessed with a large, loving family to whom she was devoted. Cecilia is survived by her mother, Laura; her sisters Maria (Vincent) Maniaci of Sherman Oaks and Ana (Billy) Webb of Northridge and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Manuel. A Rosary Vigil will be offered for Cecilia at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm; and the funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 9. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Trinity Hospice Care.
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