Beatrice Benware

Service Information

When Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 3:00pm Officiating Rev. Alan Lamica Location Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc. Address 20 Church Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Obituary of Beatrice L. Benware

Beatrice L. Benware, age 88, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, died Sunday, May 03, 2009 at Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Chateauguy, NY on September 15, 1920, she was the daughter of Charles and Kathryn (Toohey) Lavery, Sr. She married Alfred Benware, Jr. on September 14, 1946. He predeceased her on July 7, 1995. Mrs. Benware had been employed at Will Rogers Hospital for 20 years until her retirement following the closing of the hospital. Prior to that she had worked for the New York Telephone Company. Mrs. Benware had also worked on the Town of St. Armand Green Thumb Program. She loved sewing, camping and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by one son Thomas Benware and his wife Regina of Bloomingdale, NY, four grandchildren Wendy O'Brien and her husband Shawn of Saranac Lake, Thomas Benware his wife Glenda of Queensbury, NY, Kevin Benware and his wife Diane of Lake Placid, and Brian Benware of Bloomingdale. She is also survived by five great grandchildren Matthew, Kevin, Connor, Meagan and Hailey and one sister Lenore LaGoy of Syracuse and several nieces & nephews She was predeceased by her father, mother, and her four sisters Eileen Dyer, Elizabeth Bashaw, Theresa Guy, and Connie Cristofaro and one brother Charles Lavery Jr. Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 from 1PM - 3PM. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 3:00 PM, with Rev. Allan Lamica officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul's Cemetery in Bloomingdale. Friends wishing to remember Beatrice L. Benware may make memorial contributions to Saranac Lake Village at Will Rogers in care of the funeral home. Family and friends may also share their memories and sign the online guest book at
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