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Josephine Beneventi - 88

6/18/1931 - 8/13/2019

Thornton, Illinois

Josephine C. Beneventi nee Kiersnowski age 88.  LongtimeThornton resident formerly of Hazel Crest and Chicago’s Roseland and Bucktown Neighborhoods. Worked as a Gift wrapper at Gately’s People Store on the “Ave”. Then as the salad lady at Burger King on 175th Street and Kedzie Ave in Hazel Crest. Wife of the late Adolph Beneventi. Mother of Karen Beneventi. Daugher of the late Mary nee Drews and Joseph Kiersnowski. Sister of Clara (late Robert) Sayles and 7 predeceased brothers and sisters. Aunt and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday August 18th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Funeral Monday morning 9:00 AM to Holy Ghost Church, 700 East 170th St., South Holland.  Mass 10:00 AM.  Private Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL.   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Josephine’s name to a local food pantry would be appreciated by her family.  For further service information contact 708-481-9230 or

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