Joseph V. Benedetti

Date of Passing:

May 23, 2019

Benedetti, Joseph V.,93, of Barrington, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Mary (Tamer) Benedetti. Affectionately known as ‘Zip’, Mr. Benedetti was born on May 23, 1926, in the Maple Avenue neighborhood of Barrington. He was the son of the late Rocco and Victoria (Vocca) Benedetti.

He was a Combat Veteran of the Second World War, serving in the 42nd Infantry Division. Although rarely discussed, at 18 years old, he proudly participated in the U.S. Army’s southern advance through Germany, liberation of Dachau and occupation of Austria. Upon returning from service, he began his career as a master carpenter with S.A. Andreozzi. The many homes he built included his own, which he built single handedly from the foundation up.

He was an excellent cook and gardener and expressed his love for family and friends through food. He was also an expert card player whose favorite card game was Pinochle. He was an avid New York Yankees fan since 1936. He was one the longest active members of the Barrington Democratic Social Club, a frequent visitor at Vic’s Texaco station and spent many afternoons in his tomato garden. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Benedetti is survived by his children, Joseph Benedetti and his wife Elizabeth of Barrington and Carol Peck and her husband William of Barrington; his five grandchildren, Heather DeSisto Parris and her husband John, Thomas J. Peck and his wife Lauren, Bailor Benedetti, Robert Peck and Casey Palumbo and her husband Nicholas; as well as his great grandchildren John Joseph Peck and Matthew Joseph Palumbo. He was the brother of Betty Pellegrino of Bristol and the late John, Louise, Rocco, Thomas and Guerino Benedetti.

His services and burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss, Joe. Jane from work

  2. I was very sorry to hear about Zip’s passing. He was a good friend and will be missed.

    Frank Marcoccia

  3. Carol and family
    May his memories bring joy to your hearts always.
    Sending healing hugs.
    Magi Green

  4. Carol, Please accept my sympathies and prayers during this difficult time. My sincerest condolences.
    Tony Rainone

  5. Dear Carol, Joe and family – my condolences to you on the loss of your dad and grandfather. He was always very nice when I saw him at my Uncle Vic’s gas station and will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Carol, so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

  7. Carol & Joe, sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man. Never forget all the great times you had with him.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you both and your families.

  8. Carol and Joe,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was from that great generation of hard working men.
    What a nice guy!❤️

  9. My deepest condolences and sending prayers to the family.

  10. Joe and Carol, my deepest sympathies to you and your families. His passing is sad yet a celebration of a good life lived. God Bless

  11. carol and joe i am truly sorry for your loss.your dad was a great man,funny smart and had the best memory when it came to pinochle,i couldn’t remember a card i played 10 minutes earlier but he could remember cards he played the week before! he was a character who made me laugh often and could always bring a smile to my face. i am going to miss him ,you and he are in my thoughts and prayers may he rest rest in peace in heaven along with your mom!

  12. My deepest condolences to the family. Many memories from the old neighborhood. RIP Joe.

  13. Sending our sympathy to all. Sincerely Richard and Debbie Colasanti

  14. Carol and family. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Didn’t know him personally but your aunt Betty kept me up to date. In our prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Your aunt’s neighbor
    Pat and Rit enos

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