POUGHKEEPSIE - Michael Benedetto, 63, of Poughkeepsie and a former longtime resident of Pleasant Valley, died suddenly on Monday, January 14, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital.
Born in New York City on June 2, 1949, he was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret Lundy Benedetto.
Michael served his country with the US Marine Corps
in 1967. He was a NYS Corrections Officer at both Greenhaven and Fishkill Correctional Facilities from 1985-1991. Previously he worked as a licensed electrician for several companies in the Hudson Valley and later for Citibank.
He was an avid golfer.
Michael is survived by his 3 daughters; Justine, Danielle and Kristine; his 5 grandchildren, Kenneth R. Perkins III, Gregory, Robert, Darla Mae and Casey Rose; his brothers, Joseph and William; his sisters, Mary and Gina; sisters in law, Mary Ann and Pat; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Paddy and Vinnie and brother in law Hoppy.
Visitation will be Friday, January 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, January 19 at 11 am from St. Stanislaus Church, Main St., Pleasant Valley. Interment will be in the family plot at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla,NY.
If you would like sign a guest book for Michael, please visit www.HudsonValleyFuneralHomes.com