Wellsville, NY - Anne Catherine Benjamin of North Main Street passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her home. She was born on April 8, 1919 in Brooklyn to Emil and Catherine (Heronen) Kolaski. On March 11, 1938 she married Burton P. Benjamin who predeceased her on May 19, 2000.
Anne was a long time resident of Angelica who worked in the Perry Knitting Mills and for the former Angelica Broom Factory. She was a life member of the Belmont Twigs and volunteered at Jones Memorial Hospital for eight years. Anne was generous to all who knew her and will be remembered in the area for her chocolate cookies. Anne was passionately devoted to her family and friends.
Survivors include: a son Roy (Carol Ann) Benjamin of Port Charlotte, FL., 3 daughters, Annette (Harold) Harding-Paris of Belmont, Carol Benjamin of Wellsville and Doreen Brigham of Englewood, FL.; 10 grandchildren, Maureen Harding, Melinda Gareau, Shannon Panaro, Scott Harding, Philip Swift, Lisa Morrow, Timothy Huff, Tammy Clemens, Michael Benjamin and Angela Foster; 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews as well as a special friend, Maureen Copper.
She was predeceased by her husband Burton Benjamin; a daughter, Brenda (David) Swift; a grandson, Michael Harding; 2 sisters and a brother.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, June 4, 2012, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. Anne's funeral service will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 pm in the funeral home with Father Sean DiMaria presiding. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery and memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice of Wellsville or to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.