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Anthony J. "Tony" Benicewicz Sr.

August 24, 1920October 10, 2021
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Anthony J Benicewicz Sr, 101, of Danbury, passed away on October 10th 2021 in Norwalk. Tony was born in Danbury Connecticut to Andrew and Joanna Cwilikiewicz Benicewicz on August 24, 1920. He went to school in Danbury Ct. Tony was drafted in the US Army in 1943 and received an Honorable Discharge. He started out his working career in the McLoughlan hat shops. After the Second World War, Tony and his brother Ed bought the Danbury Rug Works which he operated with his brother and son AJ until Ed passed in 1980, and from then on it was a Father/son operation and Tony worked until he was 85 and only retired to care for his wife Marie. He married Marie Patton Benicewicz on November 11, 1947, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury Ct. He was a lifetime member of the Elk’s Lodge in Danbury Connecticut, and a life long member of Sacred Heart church in Danbury. In his free time Tony enjoyed the girls UConn husky basketball, loved the Yankees, and enjoyed watching his grandson Andy play semi-pro football. He enjoyed going to his seaside home in Ocean Grove New Jersey and out swimming the lifeguards. Tony thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by his family and loved ones and will be missed dearly. Tony is preceded in death by his beloved wife Marie Benicewicz, his daughter Anne Keenan, an infant son, his brothers Vinny Benicewicz, Edward Benicewicz, sisters Helen Burns and Franny Wilks, and a young sister Jane Anna Benicewicz. Tony is survived by his son Andrew Benicewicz and wife Linda of Danbury, his son AJ Benicewicz and his wife Pat of Danbury, his son-in-law Walter Keenan of New Fairfield and his partner Susan, his grandson Andy Benicewicz and his wife Debbie of Dallas Texas, grand-daughter Jaime Lilley and her husband Keith of Danbury, his grandsons Matthew and Nicholas of Danbury, his grandson Jacob and his wife Ashlyn of West Virginia, his grand-daughter Stefania Bouwmeester and her husband Billy of Danbury, his granddaughter Genna Keenan and her partner Ben Lynch of Baltimore, his grandson Adam Keenan and partner Amber of Colorado, and great-grandchildren Cameron, Derek, Addy, Will Jr. and Rebel, and many nieces and nephews. Tony passed away on the 73rd Anniversary of his own father’s death. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 in the morning, Friday October 15th, 2021 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, on Cottage Street in Danbury. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury. Arrangements are by Green Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Thursday, October 14,2021 from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury Connecticut. The family of Tony wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Linda of Sunshine Senior Residence for caring so dearly for Tony, her macaroni

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Services

  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, October 15, 2021

Memories

Anthony J. "Tony" Benicewicz Sr.

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Karin NeJame

October 17, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful memories.

Ed Burns

October 15, 2021

All of My Uncles are Special and My Uncle Tony is Special amongst Specials. We lived next door to each other as I grew up so I saw him every day of my formative years. He and Uncle Ed gave me my first job ... he taught me how to walk a 30' ladder across a wall ... he showed me by example what an honest day's work was like ... he instilled in me that there is no substitute for doing things the right way ... and to smile and be optimistic in the face of difficulties. He was a kind, caring and wonderful man.

I will miss him. He will always be in My Heart.

Katrina Otto Freier

October 14, 2021

Katrina Otto Freier

October 14, 2021

Sending love and prayers to AJ, Andy and the entire Benicewicz family in memory of wonderful Uncle Tony. He was a rock solid guy and wonderful role model providing great support in our family. I have many fond memories of time spent with Uncle Tony. As a child I tagging along with my father to meet he and Uncle Ed for breakfast at Fatool's Diner. We'd always sit at the counter. They'd let me swivel my seat while we waited for our plates to arrive. Meanwhile they'd discuss all the local news before heading out to Danbury Rug Works for a long day. And then there was visiting your parents house for Halloween! Always decorated in detail we were cautious to enter never knowing what 'trick' awaited us. We knew we'd get an amazing treat but first there would be quite a scare. Those were very good times and I'll keep them close in my heart. God bless you all. May Uncle Tony's memory be eternal. With peace and love. Katrina

Jaime Lilley

October 12, 2021

To my Gramps. Love you . I can still remember you coming over in your suits and top hats . Your witty humor was one of my favorite qualities about you. You were kind and hard working. But more than that. You were my Gramps . I know you are with Gram now. . Love you 💓 I know your enjoying the Ocean Grove sea .
Until we meet again

Linda Benicewicz

October 12, 2021

Papa. He will be missed. He did so much in his life that has to be admired. He worked most of his life but he did enjoy the times he wasn't working. He loved Ocean Grove, the Yankees, UConn girls basketball, football and of course his family most of all. I am proud to call Tony and Marie my mother in law and father in law...may he finally rest in peace and join his beloved family who have patiently been waiting a very long time to be reunited. Thank you papa. For all you've done..

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