Marie Benninghoff, (née Balestrieri), passed away peacefully on Monday, November 29, 2021, she was 73.
Marie was born and raised in Ambler to the late Herman and Mary Balestrieri. Nothing was more important to her than spending time with her grandchildren especially around the holidays or at the shore in the summer.
Beloved wife of almost 50 years to husband, Roy, loving mother to Michael (Elizabeth), Richard (Andrea), Roy (Lynne) and the late Lauren Carber and survived by a son-in-law Ben Carber, and 10 grandchildren. Marie was predeceased by a brother, Butchie. She is also survived by a sister, Dolores, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Marie was a long time parishioner at St Catherine of Siena in Horsham. She spent decades running the kids to baseball, basketball, brownies and dance class. In more recent years, her free time was spent in Sea Isle City or Solivita. She still never missed a grandchild’s event.
She worked for years at Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and very much enjoyed her time prior to that as a crossing guard for the Horsham Township Police Department.
Relatives and friends will be received by her family on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m. with a Mass to follow at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA. Burial to follow at Christ Reformed Church at Indian Creek, 171 Church Road, Telford, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA, Complete Care at Courthouse, 144 Magnolia Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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