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Denzil William Benassi

September 30, 1931July 12, 2020

Denzil William Benassi, 88, of Fillmore passed away on July 12, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Denzil was born in Putnam County on September 30, 1931, the son of Attilio and Gladys (Smyser) Benassi, and was a graduate of Belle Union High School.

Mr. Benassi worked for over 25 years at Milestone Asphalt where he was in charge of operations. He proudly served in the United States Army. Denzil enjoyed gardening, and watching the Pacers. Survivors include his four children, Brenda Hutto, Debbie Boswell, David Bennassi, (wife-Nicole), and Gary Benassi, (wife-Teresa); a sister, Giacinda Krauthamer; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 42 years, Barbara Benassi; a son, Tracy Benassi; a grandson, Johnathon Boswell; a brother, Paul Benassi, and a sister, Regina Ader.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Bural will follow in Fillmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday. Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 16, 2020


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Nancy Batchelor

July 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss prayers for All the family. I just loved that man he was always kind and caring. Lots of Fillmore memories for me. RIP Denzil you deserve peace

roger chandler

July 15, 2020

Sorry for your loss..may he rest in peace.. roger

Mike Krauthamer

July 14, 2020

I am very sorry to hear the news about Uncle Denzil. Some of my most fun times as a child was when your family lived on U.S. 40. Sometimes, we would all get to hangout together when visiting the "country." Those memories still remain in my mind as happy times. Although you may not remember, I always looked forward to the drive hoping your family would be home so we could visit. I remember your father being a bit quiet but he always had a smile on his face. I'm thinking of your family during this time of sadness. Please know that you are in my thoughts. I hope you will allow memories of happier days help you through this time of sorrow.