Denise E. Leroux Benware

Denise E. Leroux Benware, 80, of Willow Lane, Gloversville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning, April 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Tupper Lake, NY on March 2, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Allard Leroux.

Denise was a 1959 graduate of Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake and was a longtime resident. In 1994, she moved to Mayfield to be closer to her children.

In her early life, Denise enjoyed working at a dress factory and later became a home health aide, both in Tupper Lake. While living in Mayfield, Denise was employed by Schenectady ARC working in Glenville for several years. Later, she worked at Smith Orchards in Ballston Spa along with her sister and niece.

Denise enjoyed knitting, watching soap operas, and going to casinos with her husband.

Above all, she dearly loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was married to Phillip A. Benware on February 19, 1966. Sadly, he died July 11, 2020.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Wilma Lanthier.

Survivors include her children, Timothy Benware of Broadalbin and Julie Benware of Mayfield; three granddaughters, Ashley Watson of Ballston Lake, Amy Watson of Saratoga Springs, and Amber Benware of Broadalbin; three great-grandchildren, Maddox, Ahri, and Damien; a brother, William Leroux of Erie, PA; two sisters, Patricia “Anne” Cheney of Perth and Eileen House of Johnstown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown. A prayer service will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jun Segura officiating. In accordance with current health guidelines, facial coverings and social distancing are required. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Tupper Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department, in care of the funeral home.

To express online condolences, visit www.halgasfuneralhome.com.