Terri Benedict

Obituary of Terri Benedict

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Teresa "Terri" Benedict, 61, of Clifford Township, PA, died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA, after a five-year battle with cancer. Her husband of nearly 17 years is Mark L. Benedict.

Born January 27, 1960 in Poughkeepsie, NY, she is the daughter of Joseph and Mitzi Senich Gow of Kingsley, PA.

Terri was a graduate of Mountain View High School, Kingsley, and was formerly employed as a legal secretary for Stevens and Lee, Scranton. She and her husband operate Low-E Northeast Distribution, Scranton, where Terri served as controller. She was a faithful and dedicated member of St. Pius X Church/St. John Vianney Parish, in Royal, where she served as a lector and fundraiser. Terri was an avid bowler and had participated in the Valley Lanes Tuesday night ladies league for many years. She was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, cherished the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and loved her dogs, Chester, Ruby and Benny.

She is also survived by two children: Allison Manganella and companion, Gregory Zero of Scranton, PA and Frank Manganella, III., and wife, Kimberly of Greenville, SC; two step-children: Brandon Benedict and wife, Shana of Kingsley, PA and Tarah Barlow and husband, Dustin of Kingsley, PA; seven grandchildren: Riley Manganella, Trinity and Arianna Benedict, Adyson, Hayden, Sawyer and Gunner Barlow; two sisters: Wendy Decker and husband, Ken of Hop Bottom, PA and Mary Jo Elliott and husband, Russ of Springville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA, celebrated by Rev. Michael Kirwin, pastor. Cremation followed.

Pallbearers: Russell Elliott, Lance Benedict, Darryl Benedict, Kevin Benedict, Nelson Jesse and Kenneth Decker.

Viewing hours were held Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions were sent in Terri's name to the following: Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 10, Clifford, PA 18413; Laura's Hope Rescue, 3385 Forest St., Hop Bottom, PA 18824 or Carmelite Nuns Monasteries, 89 Hiddenbrooke Dr., Beacon, NY 12508.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States


10:00 am
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
St. Pius X Church
3615 State Route 106
Clifford Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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