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Benedetto (Benny) Thomas DiMaggio

May 5, 1930 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 89)
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Benedetto (Benny) DiMaggio, of Valhalla, NY, aged 89, was released from his struggle with dementia on July 30, 2019, at Sharon Hospital, Sharon, CT.  Benny was born on May 5, 1930 in the Bronx, and lived in Valhalla, NY for 55 years.  He was the son of Orazio and Josephine (Panzarella) DiMaggio. Benny attended Bronx Vocational High School, and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He enjoyed a long career with the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MABSTOA).  He was beloved for his generosity and ever-ready sense of humor.  He never met a stranger, particularly a canine one or one under the age of five. Benny is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy, daughter Susan, brothers Joseph and Alfred (Nora), and a host of nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his honorary children and grandchildren Kristin and John Calderola and Jillian, John, and Matthew Calderola.  He was preceded in death by his son John, his sister Josephine, and his brothers Charlie, Fiori, Salvatore, and Vincent. The family thanks the staff of Wellspring Village at Brightview Senior Living in Tarrytown for their care of Benny during his final months. Reposing, Hawthorne Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-7 PM. Funeral Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Valhalla, NY on Friday 10 AM. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY to follow.


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