Sebastiano (Benny) Quartarone(1918 - 2012)

Quartarone, Sebastiano (Benny)

Sebastiano (Benny) Quartarone was born on March 12, 1918 to Concetta Orifici and Ignazio Quartarone in the Bronx, NY. He passed away on Dec. 16, 2012 at the age of 94. Benny was a lifelong resident of the Bronx. He was in the Army during WWII and worked for over 40 years as a union wire lather. Benny was an avid hunter, liked fishing and range shooting and he enjoyed Sunday dinners with his family. His greatest joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Benny is survived by his daughter, Maria DeMaio; sons, Benny and Robert Quartarone; grandchildren, Mia Orser, Christine Krasny, Chris DeMaio, Melissa Quartarone, Camella Quartarone, Michael DeMaio, Robert Quartarone, Sophia Quartarone and Monica Quartarone as well as 7 great-grandchildren, brothers, Ernest and Richard and sisters, Anne Nardi and Yolanda Heitman. He is predeceased by his loving wife Josephine, in 1994, his son-in-law, Christopher DeMaio in 2007 and by Alfred Quartatone, Camello Quartarone and Josephine Tabacinski.

Family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 4-9pm at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service in Congers, NY. Mass of Christian burial on Thursday at 11am at Our Lady of Grace Church, Bronx, NY. Interment to follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum. Donations can be made in his memory to or Pets Alive in Middletown, NY.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

113 Lake Road East

Congers, NY 10920

(845) 268-6665



Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 18, 2012