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John J. Benanti

  • John J. Benanti

    John J. Benanti, 94, of Newtown, died peacefully August 20 at Pope John Paul Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 17, 1919, in Manhattan, he overcame the hardships of the Great Depression and the death of his father, at age 11, by working as a shoeshine boy and Western Union Messenger to help support his family.