OBITUARY

ANTHONY BENVENUTO

Anthony John Benvenuto “Tony”, 59, passed away wed, Oct. 10th at 10:30am at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Tony was born in 1953 in Rochester, N.Y. and moved here in 1959 from Rochester N.Y. Tony grew up in Pompano Beach from the age of 6 years old, and graduated from Pompano Beach H.S. in 1971. As a teenager, he played in two local bands, The Chain Gang and Wicked Incorporated, participating in the Battle of the Bands contests, and even performing in the Bahamas at the Emerald Beach Hotel in the 1960’s. His love of music lasted until the end of his life, with frequent jam sessions under his backyard “tiki hut” on the weekends with a large circle of friends, which he hosted with his wife Sue. Tony was an active member of the Pompano Beach Lions Club, and participated in Pompano’s annual Fishing Rodeo’s, as well as on local pool teams. He was an avid fisherman from the time he was a child, and enjoyed being out on his boat the “Sea U Later.” Lobstering in the Keys as well as yearly house boating adventures with his buddies; his life was filled with music, boating, fishing, and his Miami Dolphins. To his nieces and nephews, he was their beloved “Uncle Nin” who taught them all how to fish and make music at the holidays. Tony was known as the “go to guy” when anyone needed anything, and he was always ready to help and make you laugh. He had a great sense of humor right up to the end, which cancer was not able to take from him. He is now on the rest of his universal journey, finally reunited with his beautiful daughter Sarah, the light of his life. He will be missed forever by everyone who knew and loved him: son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and friend.

Tony was the owner of Benvenuto, Incorporated, a lawn, sprinkler and general home maintenance company, serving the Pompano Beach and Ft. Lauderdale areas.

He is predeceased by his beloved daughter Sarah Benvenuto. Tony will be greatly missed by his mother and father: Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Benvenuto (Owner of Landscaping by Benvenuto for over 40 years); wife of 29 years, Sue Mack Benvenuto; sisters: Susan McDonough Stackpoole (Ken), Mary Jo Mermer (Michael); nieces, Megan McDonough Bell (Steve), Erin McDonough Schiller (Erik), Karli Jo Teague; great-nephews, Dylan, Ayden, Oliver, Domenic; and numerous family members in the Rochester N.Y. area.

A memorial celebration of Tony’s life will be held on October 26, 2012 at 11 am at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 200 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064. www.forestlawnnorth.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, October 26, 2012
REMEMBERING

ANTHONY BENVENUTO

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March 29, 2013

HELLO TONY,
THE ONLY FLOWER I DID NOT SEE ON THE REQUEST'S WAS THE MING TREE. YOU HAVE BEEN MY FRIEND SINCE 6TH GRADE. I REMEMBER SEEING YOU OVER THE YEARS AT THE POMPANO PIER ON YOUR MOTORCYCLE. YET NOT CROSSING ANY OTHER PATH'S. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER KNOWING YOU AT MC NAB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. MY GOD HOW TIME PASSES SO QUICKLY. ONE DAY WE ARE 12 AND THE NEXT DAY WE ARE 60. IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT I HAVE MET SUCH A DEDICATED MAN WHO HAD THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. YOUR WIFE, YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR FRIENDS. I AM GREATFUL TO HAVE KNOWN SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON IN MY LIFE. SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE!
MAGGIE

March 29, 2013

P.S. MAGGIE

March 29, 2013

SUE, MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU, I KNOW YOU LOST A CHILD AND NOW YOUR HUSBAND IS WITH YOUR CHILD. TOO MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE GONE TOO SOON. BUT I KNOW TONY IS NOW WITH YOUR CHILD. HE WATCHES OVER YOUR FAMILY EVERY DAY, AND WAS VERY DEDICATED. WE WILL ALL SEE HIM AGAIN WHEN IT IS OUR TIME. POMPANO BEACH WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS WELL AS ALL OF HIS FRIENDS.

Lucy & Tony Benvenuto

October 25, 2012

Anthony....We miss you so much, and our lives will forever have you in it through our wonderful memories. You were the best son anyone could ever want.
Love,
Mom and Dad

Fran Van Dekken

October 25, 2012

Dear Aunt Lucy, Uncle Tony, Sue and MaryJo:
My heart is just broken for all of you. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Anthony. I have not seen him since I was a little girl, but it never changes family is family. And we lost a very young man to an awful disease. Cancer hurts the whole family unit and robs you of your life!
Please know you are all in my prayers daily. Including his wife. Atleast now I see him in heaven holding his Sarah close to his heart.
God Bless you all. Love you,
Fran & Steve Van Dekken
Your loving family from Rochester.

mike amaato

October 24, 2012

tony, only a week, and we miss you already,love you brother.

Annabel Tambe

October 24, 2012

Dear Aunt Lucy, Uncle Tony, Nin's wife Sue, Cousins Sue, and MaryJo,

There are no words that can express this heartfelt loss for you all.
Although it has been many years since I have seen Anthony, I will treasure our childhood memories…. My deepest Sympathys,

Annabel

Marcia Skupeika

October 23, 2012

Dear Benvenuto Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Tony. I send my deepest sympathy. Marcia Skupeika. mskupeika@mhs.net

John and Sherry Snyder

October 22, 2012

Losing Tony has created a void that could be never filled by another. He was like family to us and was always there to help anyone who needed him. Let us all stay strong and let's never forget Capt Tony and be comforted by so many memories. To Sue(his wife, our friend),Tony's family and all of the many friends, May God provide us with the strength we need to cope with this difficult situation. Fishing will never be the same

Gail McDonnell

October 22, 2012

Sue, I am so sorry to hear about Tony. I will always remember the parties I went to at your house. The two of you always made it the best time for all. He always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Gail