Bena Margaret Chyz

November 30, 1927July 20, 2020

Bena Chyz, 92, of Clinton Township, Michigan passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, July 20, 2020. Bena was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Camillo and Maria Carlini. Bena was united in marriage to Ernest Chyz and celebrated 55 years of marriage before his passing in 2005. Bena was a devoted member to her faith. She began her charity work with St. Malachy Church. She worked in the pantry and clothing closet to help raise money for the poor. She also devoted time to the Night-In-Gail Nursing Home for the sick for over 10 years. In 1980, she was the coordinator for the Mother of Guadalupe and received a blessed image of her from the Basilica of Mexico for her service. With St. Edmond Church, Bena was a minister of communion and delivered to the homebound. She also worked in the food pantry and worked Bingos to help raise money. She also used her time and talents to create Infant of Prague Statues that she gave to family and friends. Bena enjoyed her charity work and had many wonderful experiences sharing God’s blessing.

Bena was the loving wife of the late Ernest Chyz, beloved mother of Gerold (Wendy) Chyz, Duane (Andrea) Chyz, the late Donald Chyz, and David (Lynne) Chyz. She was the cherished grandmother of Adam (Stephannie) Chyz, Matthew (Shannon) Chyz, Eric Chyz, Jessica (Luke) Collins, Justin Chyz, Maria Chyz, and the late Rosemary Chyz. She was the dear sister of Mary Saroli, the late Joe Carlini, and the late Frances DeAngelo.

A Rosary will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:30 am at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Road in Clinton Township. A Funeral Mass for Bena will follow at 10:00am. A private committal service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Paul of Tarsus, 41300 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038 or at


  • The late Ernest Chyz, Husband
  • Gerold (Wendy) Chyz, Son
  • Duane (Andrea) Chyz, Son
  • The late Donald Chyz, Son
  • David (Lynne) Chyz, Son
  • Adam (Stephannie) Chyz, Grandchild
  • Matthew (Shannon) Chyz, Grandchild
  • Eric Chyz, Grandchild
  • Jessica (Luke) Collins, Grandchild
  • Justin Chyz, Grandchild
  • Maria Chyz, Grandchild
  • The late Rosemary Chyz, Grandchild
  • Mary Saroli, Sister
  • The late Joe Carlini, Brother
  • The late Frances DeAngelo, Sister


  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, July 23, 2020


Bena Margaret Chyz

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Debbie Goodin

July 24, 2020

You will be missed thank you for being a mom and granda and everything you did rip

Chris Saroli

July 22, 2020

There is only one thing you could say about my aunt Bena. She deserves sainthood. This will be my 74th birthday coming up and it will be the only time that I’ve never gotten a Birthday-card from my aunt Bena she never missed Not to mention the $100 check and always spelled my name wrong Cris instead of Chris that was a joke between us. I will miss her.she was the best

Jill Jarzembowski

July 22, 2020

Such a wonderful woman God shared with us, she will be missed greatly. I am so thankful to have had her in my life.
Love you,

Lucille -Luci Bianchi-Benac

July 22, 2020

I’ve known Bena for many years I met her through Nancy La Ricca Florence piccolo we go back at least 50 years she used to always take my mother home from bingo my mother didn’t drive she always talked about my mother Concetta Bianchi and I also did her hair she will be greatly missed what a wonderful woman

Judith Thomas

July 22, 2020

Bena was a resident of Whispering Oaks Condo's where I reside with my husband Bob. We have known her for many years. We would meet her at Church most Sundays and have a conversation with her.
I spoke with her several times since the virus started to check with her to see if she was doing well. She was always so thankful.
I have to say that she was the most wonderful and caring person I have ever met, She was so faith filled. She will be missed.
Judy & Bob Thomas

Tom Funk

July 21, 2020

One of the finest Ladies I ever met... R.I.P.