Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Leonarda DiMora
DiMora : Leonarda "Mimi" Leonarda passed away at the Gilmore Lodge Fort Erie on July 12th, 2018. Born November 26, 1929 in Realmonte Sicily to the late Giuseppe and Nunzzitta . A loving wife, mother and Nona. She and her loving husband Stefano were married 70 years. Survived by her son Domenic (Patricia) and his family: grandchildren Steven (Tiffany), Karla (John) and Michael (Yasmine) and great grandchildren Dominika, Louciano, Fiona and Phoebe. Sadly missed by her daughter Ninfa (Guy) and her family: grandchildren, Frank (Alie), Steve (Sabrina) and Melissa (Oscar). Also survived by her extended family that includes many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her siblings. The family express their appreciation for the love and care provided to Leonarda "Mimi" and the ongoing care of her husband Stefano by the wonderful staff of Gilmore Lodge. The honour guard ceremony was a heartfelt touch to the family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday July 15th from 4-8 pm. Parish prayers at 6:30. Funeral Services will take place in the Chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society or Gilmore Lodge would be appreciated.
Jorge Alfaro Alonzo
ALFARO ALONZO, Jorge - Passed away on July 9, 2018 at Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Beloved husband to Elizabeth Alfaro. Devoted Father to Irene Alfaro (Pablo de Leon), Frinee Alfaro (Juan Carlo Maza), Ericka Alfaro (Oscar Osegueda) and Jorge Alfaro Jr. Loving grandfather to Jonatham Maza, Johann Maza, Jorge Maza, Paola de Leon, and Jose Pablo de Leon. Jorge always put his family first and was the greatest husband and father anyone could ask for. A man whom never lost Faith in God and himself, who was filled with hope and courage. He began a journey looking for a safe heaven for his family; and was very proud and thankful to call Canada home. He spent many enjoyable years working at Fleet Industries in Fort Erie. Benner Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13th, 2018 from 1-3pm with a service to follow in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family. Jorge's family would like to thank especially, Dr. Scher and the loving staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital, and the Walker Family Cancer Centre in St. Catharines.
Richard Henthorn
HENTHORN, Richard George - Born on June 23rd 1947 and passed away on July 9th 2018 at Douglas Memorial Hospital. He was a proud Moto guzzi owner and will be missed by all his riding buddies. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
Anna LaFranca
La Franca, Anna - We are extremely saddened and heartbroken at the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Anna on Saturday July 7, 2018 at the age of 82. She is now reunited with her dear husband Frank. Treasured mother of Eugene (Pam) and Isabel (Armand) Del Busso. Proud grandmother of Joseph (Kelly), Meaghan and Olivia. Preceded in death by her parents Antonino and Concetta and brother Salvatore Fiannaca. She is survived by her sister Maria (Alfonso) Zicari and brother Carmelo (Maria Angelica) Fiannaca. Anna was a very special, loving, giving and kind person as displayed by her involvement in various charitable organizations. Anna was a very respected and active member of the Church and Choir. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie have been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will take place from 2 pm to 8 pm on Thursday July 12th. Vigil prayers will be held at 3:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie on July 13th at 11 am. Entombment to follow at Fairview Mausoleum in Niagara Falls. In kindness, donations may be made to St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church.
Pasquale Ianniello
IANNIELLO, Pasquale - On Sunday July 8th, 2018, Pasquale peacefully passed away, with his family by his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife Carmela, his cherished children Frank and Ida (Donald) Ross, his adoring grandchildren Danielle and Nicole Ross. He is also survived by his sister Maria (the late Giovanni) Ianniello and his brother Elio (Nina) Ianniello as well as in laws, Antonia (Angelo) Menchella, Giuseppe (Enza) Menchella, Domenico (Pasqualina) Menchella, Augusto (Arcangela) Menchella and Maria (the late Giovanni) Menchella. Sadly missed by his large extended family of nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents Ida Pasqualina Menchella and Francesco Ianniello, his sister Elvira (the late Gennaro Vellucci) Ianniello. Pasquale retired after a long career with CN Rail and was an active member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. He was immensely proud of his family and took great pride in the upkeep of his gardens. He was a kind man who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, July 10th from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Wednesday at 3:30. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Thursday, July 12th at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie. Rite of Committal will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill.
Joan Gooderham
Joan Christine Gooderham May 23rd, 1938 - June 26th, 2018 On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Joan entered God's presence in the heavenlies. She is greatly loved and missed by her husband Gord, her children; Lauren (Kevin), Sandra, Christie (John), Joel (Amy), Jeff (Alison), Angela (Kent), Jordan (Dana), Ben (Amy), 34 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 siblings Carol and David. Joan was predeceased by her son Derek. Funeral Services will be held at Trinity Life BIC Church in Sherkston, Ontario on Tuesday, July 10th at 1:00 pm. Visitation prior to the service 11:00 am - 12:45pm. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Faith Covenant Church Building Fund, Box 57, Breton, AB T0C 0P0
Bernard Ryan
RYAN, Bernard Maurice - passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 18, 2018 in his 84th year. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (nee MacDonald) and children Maurice Ryan, Blair Ryan, Billy Ryan and Darlene Simec. Loving remembered by his children Terrance Ryan, Cindy Ryan Bernard Ryan, Yvonne Simec, and Carl Ryan and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Dianne Smith and Judy Johnson and was predeceased by his 4 brothers. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, June 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. where a service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m.
Carolyn Maulucci
MAULUCCI, Carolyn Marie - Passed away suddenly on June 7, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Devoted wife of Lorenzo Maulucci. Loving mother to Ashley (Rusty) Crosby. Beloved daughter of Marilyn and the late Andrew Taylor. She will be greatly missed by her siblings David (Sherry) and Susanne, and her many extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Karen Bristo (Brett). Carolyn loved doing Regal and Avon, and loved her dogs, especially Bella. Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie) has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Friday, June 15th from 1-3 p.m. A funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m.