Ercole Alfio DeBenedictis

November 3, 1934April 12, 2021

Ercole Alfio DeBenedictis, 86, of Eastchester, N.Y., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 12, 2021. Alfio was born on November 3, 1934 to Giuseppe and Eufamia Maria in Rosciolo dei Marsi (Abruzzo), Italy. On July 20, 1963, Alfio married Rose Marie Mercurio. They settled in Mount Vernon, NY, where they started their family, and later moved to Eastchester, N.Y. where they raised their four children. Alfio established a general contracting business, building homes throughout Westchester. He was a successful business man who later helped his children launch a food import business. Alfio was a dedicated husband, loving father and grandfather; his family was his greatest treasure.

Alfio was predeceased by his loving wife, Rose, and is reunited with her once again. He is survived by one sister and 2 brothers; his children, Roseann Angarola and her husband Anthony, Laura Covais and her husband John, Joseph DeBenedictis and his wife Marci, and Robert DeBenedictis; and his ten grandchildren that he adored; Nicholas Covais, Alexandra DeBenedictis, Brianna Covais, Ashley Angarola, Matthew Angarola, Michael Covais, Victoria DeBenedictis, Dominick DeBenedictis, Julia DeBenedictis, and Robert DeBenedictis. He is predeceased by one brother.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, NY. The funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 Carman Avenue, Scarsdale, N.Y. at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 15.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Viisitation

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Entombment

    Thursday, April 15, 2021


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Maureen Radesich

April 13, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain. Hold onto your memories because forever they will remain. May he rest in eternal peace. You all are in our hearts and prayers. Love Dennis, Maureen, Lauren and Elise Radesich