Geltruda Benincasa

Geltruda Benincasa

Friday, January 9th, 1931 Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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Obituary for Geltruda "Gina" Benincasa

Mrs. Geltruda “Gina” Benincasa, of Thunder Bay, age 89 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in Red Deer Regional Hospital in Alberta, while on vacation with her daughter and son-in-law visiting family. Gina was born in Paterno, Calabro, Italy on January 4, 1931 to Alessandro and Angelina Vigliatore. On August 22, 1952 Gina married Ettore Benincasa. In 1959, at the age of 28, Gina arrived in Port Arthur with their son Louie to be reunited with her husband who had immigrated a few years previously. Gina was caring, hardworking and generous. She enjoyed spending her time in her garden, growing fresh vegetables for everyone to enjoy. Gina was happiest spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nothing gave her more joy than having her family together to enjoy the amazing food that she would make. Gina will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her daughter Anna Axent and son-in-law David Axent, grandchildren: Sara (Don) Henderson, Amanda Axent, Andrew Benincasa (Stevie Fishwick), Michelle (Chris) Tysoski and Jessica Axent; great grandchildren: Isabella Ondriska-Henderson, Cayden Tysoski, Tori-Lynn Traverse, Cali Tysoski and Isaac Henderson as well as by numerous other relatives here and in Italy. She was predeceased by her parents Alessandro and Angelina Vigliatore, her husband Ettore Benincasa, her son Louie Benincasa, her sister Franca Casale and niece Pina Casale. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 when family and friends will gather in St. Anthony’s R.C. Church for the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Luigi Filippini. The entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 30th from 4-5 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street. As expressions of sympathy memorials to The Hospital for Sick Children, Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at As directed by the Province of Ontario and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the attendance at the funeral/visitation is restricted to 30% capacity or less and a record of attendance must be maintained. Wearing of masks or face coverings by everyone and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet is mandatory for those attending the services.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
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    Sunday, August 30th, 2020
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 10:30am
    St. Anthony's R.C. Church
    123 Hilldale Road
    ThunderBay, ON
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    Monday, August 31st, 2020
    Rev. Luigi Filippini
  • Interment

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 |
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    3200 Oliver Road
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    Monday, August 31st, 2020

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Nat, Tristan, Ryleigh & Connor sent flowers to the family of Geltruda "Gina" Benincasa.
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Nat, Tristan, Ryleigh & Connor sent flowers to the family of Geltruda "Gina" Benincasa.
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Silvana Rizzo

Dear Anna and David and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Silvana & Luccio Rizzo
Comment | Posted at 09:15pm via Condolence

Michele Carpino

To the Benincasa Family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Comment | Posted at 12:03am via Condolence

Lina and Marcel

Anna and Dave our deepest condolences for your loss. We were saddened to hear of your mothers passing. We are thinking of you during this most difficult time
Comment | Posted at 11:27am via Condolence

Teresa Tucci

Anna and David, I am so sorry to hear of your bella mama's passing. She was a bella famina, very kind and a warm famina. She and my beloved mama enjoyed talking on the phone comparing their gardens and food preparations. She will be remembered by me immensely because of the friendship that she had with my beloved mama. -Teresa Tucci
Comment | Posted at 12:53pm via Condolence

Frank Gigliotti

Anna and David, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Im sure you know when both our moms were living how much they enjoyed their hour long phone conversations. Frank and Alba Gigliotti
Comment | Posted at 03:42pm via Condolence

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