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Burlington, VT 05401
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RALPH P. BENWAY SR. - COLCHESTER - Ralph P. Benway Sr. passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. He was born to Fredrick and Frances Benoit on Dec. 16, 1938. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Constance Benway; two daughters, Waneda and Robert Colby, and Thelma and Bill Edwards; eight stepchildren, Pam, JR, Joey, Debbie, David, Randy, Scotty, and Lonnie, along with their spouses and partners; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and many extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Ralph P. Benway Jr.; two brothers and six sisters. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. at the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow the burial at 2 p.m. at the VFW, 176 South Winooski Ave., Burlington. To send online condolences to the family please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Ralph, c/o Thelma Edwards, 120 East Spring St. B-103, Winooski, VT 05404.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 19, 2014
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