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June 17, 1919 - Nov. 22, 2012
Anna Benkulik, 93, of Ellenton, FL., passed away Nov. 22, 2012. Anna was born on June 17, 1919 in Smithdale, PA ,and moved to Ellenton in 1998. And was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Palmetto.
Survived by her daughter-in-law, Martha Rieger Parisian and her grandchildren; Steve (Laurie) Parisian, Elizabeth Rieger (John) Owen, Joan Rieger widow of Raymond Rieger, and Stella (Todd) Piersall., five great-grandchildren; Joshua and Marisa Schreiber, Julianna Parisian, Sarah and Georgia Piersall, and many nieces and nephews. She has many friends and relatives who will miss her generous, loving and faith-filled spirit.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street W., Bradenton with a Rosary service to be held at 7:30 PM. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 501 26th Street W., Palmetto with committal to follow in the Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to her parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Palmetto or the St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2012