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Denise (Block) Benicasa

July 3, 2012
The Leader Herald

Denise (Block) Benicasa, 61, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 29, 2012. Born September 30, 1950, in Nyack, N.Y., to the late Herbert and Signe Akesson Block. She was predeceased by her brother, John Block. Denise graduated from Tappan Zee High School in 1968. She graduated from Fulton-Montgomery Community College with an associate's degree and from Empire State University with a bachelor's degree. She was employed by the Fulton County Department of Social Services for over 30 years holding various positions before retiring in 2009. Denise enjoyed painting, reading, music, and spending time at the shore with her family. She is survived by her husband, Frank; her son, Frank and his wife, Maureen; her son, Andrew and his wife, Sara; her three grandsons, William, Brent and Cole Benicasa; her mother-in-law, Angelina Benicasa; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Yannazzone and her husband, Michael, Ellen Went and her husband, Wayne, and Marie Lucas and her husband, Walt; her cousins, Robert, Carol, Leslie and Carol Schelin, and Donald and Carla Block. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Moritz Funeral Home, 98 Route 303 South, Tappan, N.Y., 10983 (845-359-0890) on Friday, July 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holt International Children's Services, P.O. Box 2880, Eugene, Oregon 97402 or



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