Obituary – Dean Benvenuto

Nov. 24, 1925 – April 14, 2023

Dino Leandro Benvenuto passed peacefully at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto on April 14, 2023, with his beloved wife at his side. He was in his 98th year.
Dean is survived by Margaret Scott, his wife of many years.
Also survived by his nephews: Michael (Lina), Robert (Donna), Paul (Teresa) and Denis (Trina) Bigioni, and sister-in-law Marie Bigioni.
Predeceased by his parents William and Angelina Benvenuto, sister Elva Bigioni, brother Lew Benvenuto, sister-in-law Eleanor Benvenuto and brother-in-law Aldo Bigioni.
In addition to being an excellent chef, Dean was something of a self-taught mechanical genius, who was able to understand, build and repair practically anything. He had numerous and varied interests and was widely read. He was a veteran of the Second World War. Above all, he was kind, funny and unfailingly helpful to those he cared about.
In their retirement years, Dean and Marg split their time between Toronto and Bruce County. The Glamis heritage home (and later the house in Kincardine) often hosted friends and family from “away”. The Thirza Rea family, the Benvenuto/Bigioni families and local Scott relatives often enjoyed a weekend or a Saturday evening at the Benvenuto home – very fitting, since Benvenuto means “welcome” in Italian.
Notwithstanding health challenges in recent times, Dean remained placid and pleasant to the end. He will be missed.
Dean’s family wishes to thank Dr. A. Vagaon of Michael Garron Hospital for his caring concern and compassion. It was deeply appreciated.
Those wishing to honour Dean may do so with a donation to a charity of their choosing.
A celebration of his life will follow at a future date.

Obituary – Dean Benvenuto was last modified: May 30th, 2023 by Dianna Martell

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