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Benette D. Pizzimenti

December 13, 1947November 18, 2020

Benette Pizzimenti (nee Steindam), 72, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 after a long-standing battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Benette and her late husband, Dennis, had been residents of Concord/Bow since 1973.

Benette was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Valley Stream, NY. She attended Valley Stream High School, where she met and began dating Dennis. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970 magna cum laude with a BA in Art History. She received a MA in Library Sciences from the University of Washington and, upon moving to Concord in September 1973, went to work as a librarian for the Concord Public Library. She left the library in 1981, to attend Franklin Pierce Law School, from which she graduated with a JD degree in 1984. She spent the majority of her law career working for Martin, Lord & Osman, PA in Laconia, NH, until her retirement as partner in 2015.

Benette was always involved in her community, be it through her involvement with Hadassah at her beloved Temple Beth Jacob, volunteering her time with local and national political campaigns, championing women’s rights, and volunteering with the Visiting Angels. She was a long-time member of the State of NH Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee, acting as Vice Chair from 2002-2014, and a Trustee on the board of the Baker Free Library in Bow. She loved gardening, playing Mahjongg, and making art with her granddaughter, Franny. She was extraordinarily kind, generous, gentle, strong, and brave.

Benette was married to the late Dennis Pizzimenti, her soul mate, for almost 48 years. Benette is survived by their daughter, Julia Mehrmann; her son-in-law, Jake and two grandchildren, Frances and Silas. Benette is also survived by her two brothers, Michael Steindam (Lois Simon) and Richard Steindam (Mara), both of New York, as well as by Dennis’ two brothers, Bruce and David, and countless friends and family.

There will be a private graveside ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to Temple Beth Jacob, or to the charity of your choice.

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Gail Laker-Phelps

November 30, 2020

Dear Julia,

I was saddened to learn of your Mom's recent passing, and also your Father's. Reading that Benette loved making art with your daughter, and knowing what an artist you have always been, brings back such wonderful memories of the art connection we shared. I wish you and your family peace, healing and health as you journey forward.
Mrs. L-P

Gail Smuda

November 22, 2020

I worked for Bennett when she was at Concord Public Library. My husband and I were Neighbors of theirs for at least 35 years and enjoyed celebrating, along with many, many others their 40th Anniversary.
Benette gave her time and energy to help with the legal needs of setting up the Women’s Caucus for art.......NH chapter.
She will be missed.

Arlene Kershaw

November 21, 2020

I’ve known Benette as an articulate, bright, kind addition to our bookclub. We met once a month for years critiquing books, discussing politics, and sharing stories over dinner in each other’s homes. Classy woman who bravely faced her medical challenges. May she Rest In Peace.

Joe Adrignola

November 21, 2020

I worked with Benette for over 25 years. What can I say about this remarkable woman? So many positives.
She struggles with so many serious health issues, bravely forging on, sharing things with all of us but never whining. She always maintained her sense of humor.
I am saddened by her passing and I wish her family the deepest of sympathies.

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