John Benanti

John Benanti

Friday, June 24th, 1927 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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BENANTI, John, age 92 , of Saddle Brook, died on November 24, 2019. Born and raised in Garfield for 66 years, he settled in Saddle Brook 26 years ago. John joined the Navy going to boot camp in New York State, then Little Creek, VA, then to San Diego, CA. Missing his high school graduation, he requested his mother receive his high school diploma. He began his service on June 11, 1945, before the end of World War II. He was shipped to Okinawa by transport ship. From Okinawa, he went to Shanghai, China for three months. He was aboard a repair ship that serviced boilers on the main carriers. His trip back to the U.S. across the Pacific and through the Panama Canal brought him to Charleston SC, where he served out the rest of his tour. He re-enlisted for a SECOND tour of duty following the same path of travel, which took him to Korea prior to the beginning of the Korean War. He was in the service of our country until 1951. He returned to Garfield and became a mortgage officer at Garfield Trust Company. He served on the Garfield City Council for 6 years, and was active in the Garfield VFW, Garfield Jaycees, Garfield AARP, and a Cub Scout Master and a Boy Scout Master in Troop 25. He was also an active parishioner, Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Parish Council member of Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, Garfield. He is predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (nee Cuccia) in 2013, two sisters, Sarah and Rose, and four brothers, Frank, Dominick, Anthony and Salvatore. He is survived by a son, Vincent Benanti (Cathy), a daughter, Barbara Cassella (Carl), four grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas (Martha), John (Katie), and Meredith, and three great-grandchildren, Grace, Evelyn, and Gemma. Visiting is Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. The funeral is Wednesday, November 27, 2019, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 10 am followed by a 11 am mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations for the Garfield VFW. The Benanti family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Aloia Funeral Home
    Address
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church
    Address
    188 MacArthur Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    Outwater Lane and Westminster Place
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ 07663
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Affiliations

  • AARP
  • American
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Crucifix
  • Jaycees
  • US Navy
  • VFW

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A Special Pop! Love you, Miss you. Until we meet again. Love forever and always your Princess!
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Jimmy and Debbie Benanti, Linda and Walt Davis

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Our Uncle John will remain in our hearts forever.
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