rose l.benvenuto
Greece: Monday, February 22, 2010 at age 89. Predeceased by her husband, James V. Benvenuto; infant daughter, Susanna Benvenuto; 3 brothers, Kelly, John and Bernard Piazza; 5 sisters, Josephine Piazza, Concetta Marcone, Anna Palozzi, Mary Palermo and Mickey Marcone. Survived by her loving sons, Jack J. Benvenuto and James Jr. (Jean) Benvenuto of Potsdam, NY; 5 grandchildren, Gabriel Benvenuto of CA., Cybele Benvenuto of FL., Anna Benvenuto MD (Jeffery) Taylor, Lena Benvenuto (Peter Harrison) and Kelly Benvenuto; brother-in-law, Anthony (Lucille) Benvenuto of FL; sisters-in-law, Josephine Benvenuto, Mary Fico, Jean Drew, Marian Benvenuto, Carmela Benvenuto and Anne Piazza; many beloved nieces and nephews; and special friend, Ruth Meyer; and her aides, Bridget Lombardi and Jean Dawson. Friends may call Friday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Vay Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 o'clock at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make contributions to the the School of the Holy Childhood in her memory.

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  1. Aunt Rose we will miss you, especially our visits when I brought you communion. Jack & Jim take comfort in the words of Helen Steiner Rice. This poem is one of my favorites and still gets me through when I’m missing my mother.

    When I Must Leave You
    By Helen Steiner Rice

    When I must leave you for a little while-Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
    And hug your sorrow to you through the years.
    But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
    And for my sake and in my name
    Live on and do all things the same.
    Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
    But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
    Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
    And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near
    And never, never be afraid to die
    For I am waiting for you in the sky!

  2. Cybele,
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your grandmother. I know how hard a loss like this is and my thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Tamara Booth (formally with CCDC)

  3. Dear Jack and Jim and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. May the many memories of her be a comfort to you now in her absence. She was a wonderful Lady who will be missed by many.
    Love, James Sr., Jeanne John ,& Jerry

  4. I did not know Rose, but I knew Jim, her husband, who excavated my father’s marina in Cape Vincent. What I remember, though, was when I swam from Cape Vincent to Alex Bay, back in 1965, Jim put the biggest bill in the pot as a gift to honor me. I never forgot.

  5. Jack, Jim, Jean, Gabe, Cybele, Anna, Lena and Kelly. I’m so sorry. She was one of a kind, so loving and giving. She will always be my mother-in-law and you will all be part of my life forever. I love you all. Kathy

  6. My deepest sympathy to Jack, Cybele, Gabe, Jim, Jean, Anna, Lena, and Kelly. Rose was such a wonderful person. She always made me feel like part of the family. I will never forget the times spend up at the Islands, the delicious Christmas eve dinners, and her beautiful smile. The Benvenuto’s will have a special place in my heart. I love you all!!

    Love, Kris and the kids…Tim, Brittany & Danielle

  7. My sincere condoleces go out to the whole family, especially to Mary & Suzanne. If it were’nt for them, I would never have met Rose, or to see what true family value’s meant to her.
    God Bless!!!

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