In Rememberance Of

Anna M. Benson

Anna M. Benson

Dunmore, PA August 19, 1929 ~ August 14, 2011 Date of Service: August 17, 2011

Anna M. Benson of Dunmore died Sunday under the care of Hospice of the Sacred Heart at the residence of her daughter, Diane Ruddy, Throop. She was the widow of James H. Benson Jr., who died Sept. 28, 2002.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Theresa Matone Nardozzi. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore, and its prayer group. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Supermarket Service, Dunmore, and during the Christmas season, by J.C. Penney. She was a member of the Zonta Club and enjoyed occasional trips to casinos and playing bingo. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend whose true enjoyment was spending time with her family. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, especially Jean Sembrat, for all their loving and dedicated care.

Surviving are three daughters, Rose Mary Blakiewicz and husband, Paul, Taylor; Diane Ruddy and husband, Michael, Throop; and Deborah Lipinski and husband, Leonard, Dunmore; six grandchildren, Gene Ruddy and wife, Joelle; Michelle Gontarski and husband, Walter; Jamey Ruddy and Nicole, Anthony and Alicia Lipinski; two great-grandchildren, Cody Blakiewicz and Alana Ruddy; two sisters, Rose Chisefsky, Maryland; and Hilda Mallick, Throop; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Nardozzi.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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