Andrea Elizabeth Benton

November 7, 1988May 2, 2018
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Andrea Elizabeth Benton, 29, of Crystal River, FL, passed away suddenly on Wed., May 2, 2018 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. A native of Tampa, FL, she was born Nov. 2, 1988 and moved to Crystal River two years ago from Spring Hill, FL. She is survived by her loving mother, Alexandra “Ala” Budzynski (loving companion Ron Vaughan), Crystal River, FL; grandmother Barbara Budzynski, also of Crystal River; aunt Elizabeth Falduto (husband Gregory), Grayslake, IL and cousins Joey Falduto, Chicago, IL and Nicky Falduto, Asheville, NC. She was preceded in death by her loving grandfather, Mitchell Budzynski. Andrea also loved swimming and will also be remembered by her many dear, close and lifelong friends for her wonderful sense of humor and contagious laugh. A celebration of life will be held on Sat., May 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from Nature Coast Church, Homosassa, FL with Pastor Brad Bresson officiating. A repast reception will follow at the church. Interment will be private. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL.


  • Mitchell Budzynski, Grandfather
  • Alexandra "Ala" Budzynski, Loving mother of Crystal River, FL
  • Ron Vaughan, Alexandra's loving companion of Crystal River, FL
  • Barbara Budzynski, Grandmother of Crystal River, FL
  • Elizabeth Falduto, Aunt of Grayslake, IL
  • Gregory Falduto, Uncle of Grayslake, IL
  • Joey Falduto, Cousin of Chicago, IL
  • Nicky Falduto, Cousin of Asheville, NC


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 26, 2018

Andrea Elizabeth Benton

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Donna Surface

December 17, 2018

Wishing you a merry Christmas in heaven beautiful missing everything about you

Donna Surface

November 8, 2018

Loving and missing u more and more everyday to baby ure legal name isn't on anything. Love today tomorrow and foreva fly high with all the angels until we meet up again.

Jason De Jesus

May 26, 2018

Dear Andrea,

You were truly a beautiful person with a heart full of gold. We shared alot of good and dark times, I appreciate all the time we've spent through the years regardless of the situation, whether if it was from a distance or when we'd get a chance to meet up and talk even if it's for an hour. You now have that 2nd chance, you are free from all the pain and suffering. I'll miss so much about you, I wouldn't know where to start. Thinking about you every day still continues. I'll always love you. You was and are a strong person. I don't care what anyone says, I know you tried your butt off to climb out of things. Anyway, thank you for all the great times we shared as friends, lovers, and a family. Watch over your mom. Polish princess..Rest In Peace..

Yours truly, "J"

Larry T Wilson

May 23, 2018

You were the Daughter I never had. " My Little Lost Puppy". We did everything together for soo long...In fact it's hard to remember when I actually LOST you. Somewhere between childhood and adolescence I'm sure. I only wish I could have kept you SAFE forever. You were one of the Happiest Times of my life and will forever be Loved and missed little girl....Dad Larry

Justin Wilson

May 20, 2018

I remember pushing you on your little toy cars and playing games with you. Days of fun in the sun. Taking you for rides in my Camero and to school. You were my sister and always made my time in Florida great. I wish we had more time, I wish we had more days canoeing, I wish many things. I love you. Be at peace.

Mike Benton

May 11, 2018

My Dear Andrea, I can't believe you are gone. I have always Loved you and you were always in my Heart and Prayers.

My Angle you are with the best Angles now and at Peace, We will join again some day.

Love Dad

Ala Budzynski

May 11, 2018

My Dear Sweet beautiful baby,
I will always remember you like this, happy, singing, laughing, telling stories (loudly) always full of love, always hugging on me and holding my hand, smelling my hair.... you always said; if I die you were cutting off my hair so you can forever keep it with you, and now I’ve cut yours to keep with me forever. How do I live without out you? It was always supposed to be ‘you and me, kid’ My heart is shattered and I will miss you till we meet again. You are my sunshine, forever I will love you.

Pinkk Johnson

May 11, 2018

Miss you more then anyone will ever know but i know you are no longer suffering. I will cherish our memoirs for ever and a day

Alexandra Budzynski

May 8, 2018

Danielle Snyder

May 8, 2018

Andrea was my first friend as a child. The first person to invite me to a sleep over. She would let me play with her toys and treat me like the older sister that I never had. We bonded immediately. My dad would drop me off for a sleep over and I would be scared, within minutes I never wanted to leave.
Andrea and I did everything together we swam, played games, we went to horse camp (I almost gave up the first day and sure enough Andrea convinced me that I was capable of doing it. )
As teenagers we carried on our friendship even if we hadn’t seen each other for a short people of time. We were able to pick up where we left off no matter what. Andrea had this ability to make me feel loved and appreciated within minutes of seeing her.
Even this year I called Andrea crying. I was a 45 minute drive away. All she said was send me the address I’m on my way. She stayed with me on the phone the entire time reassuring me that everything was going to be alright and because she said it I believed it.
I think about my childhood friend every day of my life. I worry about her mom who loved her and even I so much. Also I’m sad because I can no longer check in after a long period of time. All I can do now is remember times like these.
Andrea was a beautiful soul inside and out and that piece of me will be gone forever.