John, age 56 on November 24, of Laguna Niguel, California, formerly of Rutherford, died suddenly.
Beloved husband of Lisa, Loving son of Sal and Dolores Bentivegna of Rutherford. Dear Brother of Mark (Kathleen) Bentivegna of Denville, Susan (Steve) Hall of Stafford VA and Karen (Paul) Kelly of Rutherford. He was predeceased by his brother Guy. Devoted uncle of Mark and Emily Bentivegna, Bryan, Matthew, John and Brendan Kelly and Timothy and Jackson Bates.
John loved cycling and hiking and he participated in many cycle races in California. He shared his love of nature and the outdoors with his niece and nephews who he adored. John couldn't resist coming back to NJ every October to enjoy the foliage and family.
Cremation in California with a memorial mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Rutherford on Saturday December 1 at noon.