Theresa De Benedet
December 17, 1925 – November 10, 2012
A Mass of Christian burial for Theresa Rose De Benedet 86, who passed away Saturday November 10th will be 11:30 am November 23rd at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Mrs. De Benedet was born on December 17, 1925 in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NY to her father, Samuel Gottlieb and mother, Rose. Theresa was the eldest child and grew up with a sister, Claire and a brother, Joseph. Theresa grew up in Hicksville, NY and graduated from Hicksville High School where she enjoyed playing H.S. Badminton and tennis and took a special interest in journalism. While living in New York, Theresa liked to travel with her friends to Dude Ranches on weekend trips, she also worked as a journalist for a magazine called Travel Time which she was on the cover of numerous times. Theresa first worked in the clerical field during World War II she was a civilian secretary for a Colonel in the U.S. Army. She obtained employment in various businesses after the war. In 1952 Theresa moved to Southern California with her family where she also worked in the business field as a supervisor with various companies. In her earlier single years she loved spending time with friends, every time they had a 3 or 4 day weekend, Theresa and her girlfriends would take mini road trips and travel to such places as Carmel and La Jolla CA, Mexico, Mexico City, Acapulco, Guadalajara, Reno, Las Vegas, and Yosemite. When Theresa was not on trips with her girlfriends she danced weekends at the Palladium in Hollywood on the Lawrence Welk Show, where she would eventually meet her husband, Albert in 1964. They were married three months later. During their 49 years of marriage they had one child together, lived in Glendale CA and enjoyed yearly family vacations all over the US and Canada. Theresa especially enjoyed Sedona AZ and Grand Tetons in Wyoming. During the course of her marriage she worked for Carmichael International in Los Angeles as an export supervisor for 30 years. She supported charities such as Boys Town and Veteran's of Foreign War (VFW). In august of 2012 Theresa and her husband moved to Ormond Beach, Florida to be closer to their son, daughter in-law and three grandchildren. Theresa had a strong devotion in her Catholic faith. Mrs. De Benedet is survived by her husband, Albert of 49 years, one son, Michael, step-daughter, Trudy Scholz, sister Claire Courtney, brother Joseph James, daughter in law, Laura, and three grandchildren, Ashley, Alexis, and Anthony De Benedet. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.volusiamemorialfunerals.com Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, FL
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 23, 2012
Theresa De Benedet
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Cindy,Bill and Alex Gartzke
November 19, 2012
I will miss our phone calls so much. You are such a kind soul and we will miss you.
November 17, 2012
Our friend, Terry, your generosity & kindness as our neighbor will never be forgotten. We witnessed your endless devotion to Al and your loving family, and you inspired us. We love you Terry, and you'll always be in our hearts.
November 15, 2012
Cousin Terry--Already I miss you so much. Although we've been 3,000 miles apart from one another for many years, I remember the enjoyable visits we had whenever we would get together, either in California or in New York. You always impressed me by your warm hospitality, good common sense and friendly, loving nature. You were a mainstay of our California family for so long. I will keep these memories of you with me always. Love, Cousin Joan and husband Eric.
November 14, 2012
My dearest sister Terry. When you left your home I somehow felt that your "baby brother" would not see you again in this life. Sister Claire and I love you very much and know we will be together before too long in the wonderful place that you are in now. We miss you and love you and hope I made your life here on earth a little bit happier with our many visits and get togethers. Your loving brother Joseph (Joe).