Patricia "Pat" Benkovich(1946 - 2013)

Patricia A. Benkovich, age 67 of Sandy Hook died Sunday December 22, 2013 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Andrew Benkovich. Pat was born in Manchester, CT on May 24, 1946 a daughter of the late Carl and Esther (Pitkin) Schwarz. She grew up in Manchester and Atlanta, GA and was a graduate of the University of Connecticut. A resident of Sandy Hook since 1978, Pat was member of the Newtown United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. An accomplished gardener and floral arranger, she was an award winning member and Past President of the Newtown Garden Club and was a volunteer at the Newtown VNA Thrift Shop. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Nicholas Benkovich and his wife Stephanie and their children Emily and Courtney; 2 daughters, Natalie Benkovich of East Greenwich, RI and Dr. Caroline Cregan and her husband Scot and their daughter Dervala of Washington, DC and a sister, Kathy Ogle and her husband David of Niantic, CT. A funeral service will be held Saturday Dec, 28th at 11:00am in the Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook. A Private interment will take place at a later date. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St. Newtown Friday Dec. 27th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the To leave an online condolence visit

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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 24, 2013