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Gloria A. Benes

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Gloria A. Benes

POUGHKEEPSIE - Gloria Cardarelli-Benes passed on August 26, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a courageous struggle with cancer. Gloria was born in Beacon, NY on September 16, 1942, later relocating to Poughkeepsie, NY. She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Helen Cardarelli. In 1961 she married Edward A. Benes who passed in 1985.

Gloria attended Mount Carmel School and was an avid parishioner of Mount Carmel Church. She was employed at St. Francis Hospital before the birth of her children and later employed as a medical coordinator for the I.B.E.W. Local Union 215 (now local 363). She is survived by two sons: Russell A. Benes, John E. Benes, and angel daughter Catherine. Gloria lived for her three grandchildren: Christa N. Benes, Zachary E. Benes and Ryan A. Benes. She is also survived by two brothers and their spouses: William and Mary Cardarelli, Michael and Jennifer Cardarelli. Several nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews, who brought much joy and happiness to her.

God sent may angels into her life who guided her on her journey. Gloria was a member of the Red Hats Society and St. Rita's Society. She had many close friends, as well as many new friends she made along the way.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 3-7 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 9 Mill St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Entombment will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Gloria's name to: , 121 Executive Dr., Ste. 200, New Windsor, NY 12553. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, 2014
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