Eleanor P. Benedetto

August 31, 1917 - December 28, 2004

Mrs. Eleanor P. Benedetto, age 87, of McKinney, Texas, passed away December 28, 2004, in McKinney. She was born August 31, 1917, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Antonio and Ignazia (Pagano) Fiore. She married Aurelio P. Benedetto on July 4, 1942, in Altoona. Eleanor and her family enjoyed the travel and friendships that occurred with the military life. Their last move was to McKinney where she played Bridge with some wonderful friends who made her last years very special. She is survived by her daughter, Carol and husband, Terry Witt of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin and wife, Anne Witt of Austin, Texas, and Leslie Witt of Princeton, New Jersey; great-grandson, Harrison Lee Witt of Austin, Texas; brother, John Fiore of Altoona, Pennsylvania; and sister, Matilda Lynch, also of Altoona. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters; and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 31, 2004, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in McKinney with Father Bierschenk officiating. Interment will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 3, 2005, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michaels Catholic Church, 411 Paula Road, McKinney, TX 75069.

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Eleanor, beloved friend to so many, will be greatly missed. Her warm, friendly nature and her lively spirit has been a gift to all who have had the privilege of knowing her. Clay & Jean Carson, January 3, 2005 Eleanor was a loving person with a warm heart. I enjoyed her company at the "Tuseday Nights" dinner club. She was easy to talk to and listen to. Eleanor used to tell me stories of raising children, life in the many places she lived, and of her childhood. Her voice reminded me of my great-grandmother which I always loved to hear. I will always remember the beautiful blanket she made for my son, Parker. Eleanor will certainly be missed by us all. Jamie Lynn Thomas, December 30, 2004