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Geraldine Catherine DeBenedictis
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Obituary for Geraldine Catherine DeBenedictis

DeBenedictis, Geraldine Catherine was born in Boston on March 28, 1924 passed away on May 9, 2018 at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the Late Concetta (Sarno) and Francesco DeBenedictis. She grew up and lived in Dedham for 60 years. Geraldine worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston until her retirement in 1984 after 42 years of service. A few years after her retirement, she moved to Quincy where she resided for almost 30 years. Since April of 2016 she lived at Sunrise Assisted Living in Norwood where she made many ‘special’ friends including her caregivers. Geraldine was generous to her church and donated to many charities as a way of helping those in need. She enjoyed music and going to plays and shows. Throughout her life, she traveled around the world with family and friends. Geraldine was always remembered for being a fashionista which never changed right up until her death. Geraldine was the sister of the late Henrietta DeBenedictis, Mary Houston and her husband William, Elvira Cucinelli and her husband Gori, Francis DeBenedictis and his wife Antoinette, Joseph DeBenedictis and his wife Esther, Vincent DeBenedictis and his wife Mary, George DeBenedictis and Anthony DeBenedictis. For many years, Geraldine’s care was overseen by her nephew John DeBenedictis and his wife Linda of Norwood, MA. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and her sister-in-law Mary DeBenedictis who lives in Tennessee. Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:30am followed by a funeral mass at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church Dedham, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Monday morning, May 14, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery Dedham, MA. In Lieu of flowers Donations in her memory may be made to the Christopher Catanese Children’s Foundation, PO Box 2661, Westwood, MA 02090 or St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 25 Avery St., Dedham, MA 02026

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8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home

1248 Washington St
Norwood, MA 02062

funeral mass




11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
St. Mary's Church 420 High Street Dedham

St. Mary's Church 420 High Street Dedham, MA 02026

Cemetery Details


Brookdale Cemetery Brookdale Ave. Dedham

Brookdale Cemetery Brookdale Ave. Dedham, MA 02062


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