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McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

OBITUARY

Benedict De Castro

February 14, 1932August 26, 2019
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Benedict De Castro, age 87, of Union, passed away on Monday August 26, 2019. Benedict was born February 14, 1932 in Newark.

Benedict grew up in Ironbound section of Newark. As a teen he attended Eastside High School, Newark. After completing high school Benedict went on to graduate from the prestigious Fordham University in the Bronx.

Benedict proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. Upon his return Benedict began his career at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Elizabeth. Benedict quickly rose in the ranks at the hospital, being appointed Administrator of outpatient services in 1961. Benedict then worked at University Hospital, Newark, also as Administrator of outpatient services. Benedict then worked at UMDNJ Newark, as a Business Manager, he retired in 1993.

Benedict was a wonderful husband, cherished father, beloved grandfather, dear great grandfather, and a great friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory Elba his wife of 39 years; Children Mark, Thomas, Amy, Frankie, Lissette, and Krystle; 8 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; special cousins Kitty and William; sister's in law Gloria, Miriam, Alice, Diane and their spouses. As well as his "little babies" Roxie, the late Princess and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation for Benedict will be held Monday, September 2, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, September 3, 10:00 AM, at the funeral home. Interment; Heavenly Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, East Hanover.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the De Castro family may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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