Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace ~ Benedito "Ben" John Chianfichi

b. Jan 15, 1929
d. May 18, 2016

Ben was married to my aunt, Julianne Lundberg for 52 years. She passed away in April 2008. They had three children, my cousins.

Ben was in the National Guard, he was a cook. He enjoyed good meals and after graduating college with a degree in business, he became the owner and operator of Radder Dallas Food Brokerage Company.

He loved to golf and belonged to the Buchannan Fields Golf Club. My father, Duane Lundberg also belonged to this club. I can only image the fun they had together out on the course!

Ben and I met for breakfast one morning after after my aunt passed away. It was a great visit, and I am so glad we were able to do that, it leaves me with good memories. Before he moved to live with his daughter and granddaughter, I used to call him once in a while to see how he was doing.

Ben's services were June 10, 2016 in a catholic church in the town where he had lived. The highlight for me was when his granddaughter sang a song she wrote, "Best Friend." She also sang "Because you Loved Me" as a prelude to the service and "You Raise Me Up" towards the end of the service. I was so impressed. Great job Allie!

Ben had 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. I looked forward to seeing this side of my family, except for the reason for the gathering. 

I was one of the first people in attendence at the services, hoping to visit a bit with family, because I wasn't able to attend the reception.*** Family members came in to close, or at the start of the services, so I didn't get to talk with anyone. As soon as the service was over I needed to leave. (I did see most all of the family the evening after services as there was a reception for one of my cousins who recently married.)

Thank you Ben for giving aunt Julie, your children and our family a wonderful life, you are now once again with her, may you rest in peace. 

Hugs and love to all family members!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 



***(I didn't attend the reception because a very close friend just lost his wife and daughter to cancer, within a month of each other, and I was going to play cards with his mother, who is 92. Trying to help the family... In fact, I posted about his wife's passing the post prior to this one.)


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