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Joanne Benkert

Joanne Benkert

Tuesday, November 17th, 1964 - Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Joanne “Joanie” Benkert, age 55, passed away on July 16, 2020. She fought a courageous battle against cancer from her November 2018 diagnosis right up until her final moments. Joanne will be remembered for her strength, her humor, her generosity, and the love she showed others. She is a light that cannot be dimmed.
Joanne is survived by her son Joseph (Margaret) and her daughters Kaitlyn and Amy. She is also survived by her father Dennis McGee, her sister Diane McGee Bassett (Kenneth), and her brother John McGee. Joanne is also survived by a loving extended family including numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews as well as the Lindenhurst community to which she was deeply committed. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her mother Theresa McGee, and her stepfather Robert Brooks.

Joanne was a twenty-year member of the Lindenhurst Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was named and recognized as President twice during her time with the Lindenhurst Fire Department. She was also a member of the Wyandanch Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a staple in both Fire Departments and to her Lindenhurst community, volunteering her time to the Lindenhurst Rainbow Center, as well as various community events and fundraisers.

Joanne was born on November 17, 1964 and married Joseph “Froggy” Benkert on March 12, 1989. They were married for seventeen years and together raised three children. Joseph was an active twelve-year firefighter with the Lindenhurst Fire Department. Following Joseph’s sudden death on July 20, 2006, Joanne followed in her husband’s legacy. She devoted her life not only to her community and to the Lindenhurst Fire Department, but to her three children.

“My child, I would never leave you; during your times of trial, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” Joanne’s three children, Joseph, Kaitlyn, and Amy will always have their guardian angel.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 20th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Lindenhurst Funeral Home
    Address
    424 S. Wellwood Ave.
    LINDENHURST, NY 11757
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Lindenhurst Funeral Home
    Address
    424 S. Wellwood Ave.
    LINDENHURST, NY 11757
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  • Third Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Lindenhurst Funeral Home
    Address
    424 S. Wellwood Ave.
    LINDENHURST, NY 11757
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    424 S. Wellwood Avenue
    LINDENHURST, NY 11757
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  • Interment

    Location
    Breslau Cemetery
    Address
    North Monroe Ave
    LINDENHURST, NY
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cousin, Maureen Brown Denig

Posted at 04:22am
With caring thoughts to Joanne's family who also fought valiantly with their love for her peace and comfort. God Bless you all.
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James Viggiani

Posted at 04:20pm
Memories… let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through.
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Geraldine Lange

Posted at 02:44pm
R.I.P. JOANNE! YOUR STRENGTH & COURAGE WILL LIVE ON THRU YOUR FAMILY IN A MEMORY TREE FOR ALL TO SEE & LOVE AS WE LOVED YOU. ALWAYS , GERRY LANGE
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steve del basso

Posted at 02:37pm
Condolences to the Benkert and McGee families - thanks to Joelle's efforts the delbasso/anzelone/garafalo cousins are in the process of reconnecting. For much of the time Joanne was in her fight but her strength and humanity shinned through. Just another lesson for us all. Peace & Love - cousin Steve and family
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Mike and Jeanne Bryan

Posted at 12:01pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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