WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Katherine S. “Kay” Benedetto, 93, of Elm Street, died September 21, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Kay was born July 23, 1929 in Watertown, the daughter of Vincenzo and Marianna (Agnesina) Scordo. She graduated from Watertown High School. On September 17, 1949, she married Frederick C. Benedetto at St. Anthony’s Church with Msgr. Claude Sechi officiating.
Kay’s entire career was spent working for the New York Telephone Company, retiring as a supervisor. She was the state union representative for the Telephone Operators Union. Kay was a communicant from St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was a longtime member and past president of the Italian American Auxiliary, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and an associate of the Filippini Religious Teachers, Morristown, NJ.
She is survived by her sister Antionetta A. “Toni” Scordo, Watertown and several nieces and nephews. One of eleven children, she died by her siblings, Frances, Mary, Fortunato “Ben”, Geuiseppe “Joseph”, Sabastian “Gus”, Sr. Grace, Giacono “Jack”, Carmeline “Millie” and Lucia .
Calling hours will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. at DL Calarco, Inc. Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 850 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY, Italian American Civic Association, 192 Bellew Ave. Watertown, NY, Religious Teachers Filippini, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences can be sent to www.dlcalarco.com
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