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Gail DeBenedett

AGE: 83 • Brick

Gail DeBenedett, age 83, peacefully passed away at home in Brick, N.J. surrounded by her family on October 4, 2017. Born in Montclair to Thomas and Harriet O'Neill, she grew up in Verona and graduated from Verona High School. Gail worked as a medical secretary, and after raising her family, she worked many years as a service representative at NJ Bell Telephone, retiring from Bell Atlantic in 1992. She enjoyed reading, bridge, sewing, crocheting, ceramics, golf, theater, and the movies. In her youth, she went to plays in NYC with her grandmother and tried her hand at theater in high school.

Gail was very active in the Brownies and Girl Scouts and loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She was also very involved in her church and enjoyed vacations at the Jersey Shore and Florida.

Gail is survived by her husband of sixty years, Donald DeBenedett; and three children, daughter, Dian DeBenedett of Toms River; son, Steven DeBenedett and Cheryl Johanson of Brick; son, James DeBenedett and wife, Elaine of Point Pleasant Beach. She is also survived by sister, Jill O'Neill, and brother, Jay O'Neill; three grandchildren, Scott, Owen, and Luke DeBenedett; and many nieces and nephews.

Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River are in charge of private services.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 8, 2017
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