Anthony Benfante Obituary

Anthony T. Benfante
Anthony T. Benfante

June 28, 1928 - April 8, 2019
Born in Niagara Falls, New York
Resided in Niagara Falls, New York
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ANTHONY T. BENFANTE
Age 90, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away peacefully Monday, April 8, 2019 in Elderwood at Wheatfield surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 28, 1928 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Carmelo and Josephina (nee Baiera) Benfante. A Niagara Falls native, Anthony was a graduate of Niagara University. Following graduation he served in the US Army from 1952-1954. On June 26, 1954 he married the former Jane D. Christopher in Huntsville, AL. They settled in Niagara Falls and he went to work for the Niagara Gazette and retired as Director of Advertising after 40 years of service. Mr. Benfante devoted his life to equality and civil rights and served on several community and charity boards including Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha Jane (Christopher) Benfante; four devoted children; Theresa Benfante, Chris Benfante, Nancy B. (Paul) Kolkmeyer and Tom Benfante; four loving grandchildren Ben Ector, Hannah Ector, Natalie (Corey) Pender and Emmie Kolkmeyer and many nieces and nephews. Anthony was predeceased by his parents, and five sisters; the late Clara DelDuce, Sarah Benfante, Ida Benfante, Esther Montante and Rose Corica. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday April 11, 2019 from 10-11:30 AM at the SPALLINO-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls where prayers will be said at 11:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue at 12:00 Noon. Family and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tony's memory to Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, 725 17th Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

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Visitation
Spallino Chapel
1300 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY US 14301
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church
1413 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, , NY US 14301
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Entombment
St. Joseph Cemetery (NF)
1413 Pine Ave.
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club
725 17th St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14301