New Bedford - Keith A. Ventura, 29, died Sunday, December 23, 2012. He was the son of Margo (Chartier) Ventura and the late Alvin Ventura.
Born in New Bedford, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. He worked as a fisherman aboard the boat, Galaxy.
Keith enjoyed dirt bike riding and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his mother; a daughter, Jayda Lee Ventura of Fairhaven; 2 sisters, Christine Pina and Julie Dume, both of New Bedford; a brother, Jaime Ventura of New Bedford; 4 nephews, Nathan Cormier, Cory Costa, Chad Costa, and Jacob Ventura; 1 niece, Sarena Cormier; 2 great-nieces, Cevannah and Cassidy; and 1 great-nephew, Corbin.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Mass at 11 A.M., Friday, January 4, 2013, in St. Mary's Church, 41 Harding Road, Fairhaven, followed by his burial in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Keith's memory may be made to his family.
Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.