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Updated: 05/21/2014 08:00:02AM

June E. Evangelista

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June Elaine Evangelista, 85, of Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Born June 25, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Edna and Millard Keller, June was the eldest, with three siblings, Wayne, Gene and Millard Keller.

June married Joseph Evangelista and resided in Hoffman Estates, Ill., with their three children, Jim, Michael and Leane. To escape the cold Chicago area winters, they moved to Osprey, Fla. (Sorrento Shores), in 1970.

June worked as a bookkeeper at Gulf Gate Hardware/DG Ace Hardware in Sarasota, Fla., until she retired. In 2001 her husband Joe passed on. June and her daughter, Leane, moved to Jacaranda West, Venice, Fla., in 2002.

June, a loving, devoted friend and Christian mom, is survived by her daughter, Leane Evangelista of Venice, Fla.; and her son, Michael J. Evangelista (Carolyn), of Venice, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed, but will forever remain in our hearts.

Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at South Venice Christian Church, 2390 Seaboard Ave., Venice, Fla., Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m., with a reception following services.

Contributions: Please consider donations to Hospice of Southwest Florida.