Francis Arthur "ChiChi" Venuti

Francis "ChiChi" A. Venuti

GENEVA- Francis "ChiChi" A. Venuti, 76, passed away peacefully on Thurs. (Sept. 20, 2018), at the Geneva Living Center South. Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 26), in the Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC, 28 Genesee St. Geneva. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thurs. (Sept. 27), in St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Geneva. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be directed to an animal shelter of your choice.

Francis was born on May 26, 1942, in Geneva and was a son of the late Francis and Mary (Vianisi) Venuti. From 1966 to 72, he owned and operated P.J.'s Billiard Room, then the Kashong Inn and ultimately, Francesco's Italian Restaurant. ChiChi was known for his linguini and clam sauce. He was undoubtedly the best pool player in the Geneva area. ChiChi was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He is survived by his son, Matthew G. Venuti of Geneva; daughter, Sarah (Jason) Pemberton of WA; grandchildren, Audrey and Jace Pemberton; sister-in-law, Viola Venuti of Geneva first wife and business partner, Donna Venuti of Geneva; mother of Matthew and Sarah, Susan Jensen of Ovid pet kitty, Yost; many loving and devoted nieces and nephews.

ChiChi was predeceased by his siblings, Antoinette Venuti, Joseph (Rose) Venuti, Josephine (Patrick) Caito, Samuel Venuti; Mary (Dominic) Emmi.