Lulu Veno Rodgriquez, 87, of Fairfield, the wife of the late Ramon Rodriquez, died March 9 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Born in Westport, she was the daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Erminia Veno, and a longtime Fairfield resident.

She was the founder and owner with her husband of the Artist's Pub Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Westport from 1969-79 and then established Ramons Restaurant in Southbury, which the couple operated from 1979-82.

She enjoyed playing bingo at St. Emery's Church, as well as knitting.

Survivors include a sister, Marie Reitano of Fairfield; her sisters-in-law, Lorraine Veno of Fairfield and Marie Veno of Westport; nephews and nieces, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her five brothers, Joseph, Nicholas, Frank, Andrew and Dino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Westport. The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA or to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To send an online condolence, visit