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Angeline Cunico Benetazzo


APPLETON, Wis. - Angeline Benetazzo, 95, passed away Feb. 14, 2017, at Century Oaks in Appleton.

She was born March 28, 1921, in Milan, Italy, the daughter of Attilio and Luigia (Bruschi) Cunico. She immigrated to the United States in 1923 with her parents and brother and resided in Chicago. Angeline married John Benetazzo in Chicago on June 10, 1939. They lived for many years in Chicago and in Hurley. She moved to Menasha in 1996.

Angie enjoyed music, singing and dancing, as well as gardening in her younger years. She and John would often sing operatic duets as they dressed to go out for the evening. She enjoyed having plants in her home. She crocheted, knitted, sewed and made caps for newborn babies which she donated to hospitals. She was an excellent cook. She enjoyed laughter and jokes and socializing with family and friends.

She was a member of St. Mary's of the Seven Dolors church while in Hurley, and was an active member of the church council, sang in the choir and volunteered for St. Mary's Elementary School. She became a member of St. Mary's Church, Menasha, since her move in 1996.

Angie was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ottilio Cunico; her husband, John; and their son, Albert Benetazzo.

She is survived by her daughter, Louise (David) Schwaegler, Appleton; her son, Paul (Lisa) Benetazzo, Bolingbrook, Ill .; her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Cunico, Hurley; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews both in the United States and in Italy.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Menasha. The Rev. Paul Paider will officiate. A visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9 a.m., until the time of the Mass. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hurley, at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Century Oaks and Heartland Hospice for their support and care during this difficult time.


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