Louis Benvenuto


Louis Benvenuto, 94, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Born and raised until the age of 11 in San Barbato, Italy, he resided in Buenos Aires, Argentina until immigrating to the U.S. in 1948, settling in Paterson.  He resided in Hawthorne, Fair Lawn and Lake Worth, FL.  He was a member of the Sons of Italy and enjoyed politics, Italian soccer and vegetable gardening.  Extremely proud of his U.S. citizenship, he was often heard telling others, “I’m more American than you, I chose this country!” 

Prior to retiring, he was a weaver with Boris Kroll Jacquard Looms, Inc. in Paterson for many years.  Louis was one of the very last tradesman to weave silk in the famed Silk City.

Beloved husband of Flora (Vitale) Benvenuto.  Loving and devoted father of Domenick Benvenuto and wife Vivian, Vincent Benvenuto and partner Chris Jaeger and Assunta Trischka and husband Tony.  Cherished grandfather of Sean and Zoe Trischka and Alissandra and Tatiana Benvenuto.  Dear brother of the late Margarita Chiodelli and husband Baci and brother-in-law of the late Guiseppina Sivila and husband Jose and the late Maria Arcella and husband Guiseppi.  He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends for memorial visitation Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10 am – noon with service following at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Louis to the American Diabetes Association, NJ Office CenterPointe II, Suite 103, 1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 would be appreciated.

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When he smiled, the world smiled with him. Jim Devine
Jim Devine
So sorry for your loss. Anne Provenzale
Anne Provenzle
To the Benvenuto Family, Linda and I are very sad about Louie's passing. He, like the whole Benvenuto clan was a big part of my growing up on Manor Ave. I just loved coming over to the house and listen to Louie's passion about many topics. To be honest, there were times as a young person that your dad scared me. But, as I got older, I realized it was your dad's conviction and passion that came through and his points were always spot on. Many memories flood my mind about your dad, whether it was his wine, great cooking or jumping out of the street when he was driving past. The Nazare's love all of you.
We’re very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you Assunta, Tony and your family.
Ken Jewell and Kathy Macdonald
My deepest condolences to you and your family . Our prayers and thoughts are with during the time.
Margaret Tuchler
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