Helen "Poochie" Bencivenga
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AGE: 82 • Wharton
Wharton: Helen M. Bencivenga (nee Pustai) 82, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Dover. Poochie, as she was affectionately known, went to be with the Lord after a long illness.
Born and raised in Wharton, Poochie lived her entire life on Fern Avenue and was active for decades with the Wharton American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Post 91.
She worked at Picatinny Arsenal before joining and retiring from Allstate Insurance after 27 years.
Poochie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Biagio Bencivenga. Two Sons: Rick and his wife Linda of Wharton; Ben and wife Carmella of Galloway, NJ, Daughter: Michele and husband Todd of Chester, Sister Eleanor Sweeney and husband Bob of Milford, PA.
Poochie was blest with Five Grandchildren: Shawn and ToniAnn Bencivenga; Tara, Krista and Luke Bencivenga along with three Great Grandchildren, Kai, Nico and Mia.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 7-9pm. A service will be held 8pm during the visitation. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Poochie requested that donations be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.BerminghamFH.com.
Bermingham Funeral Home - Wharton
216 South Main Street Wharton, NJ 07885
Published in Daily Record on June 5, 2013