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Stephen T. Benisch
NEWPORT - Stephen Thomas Benisch,

54, died Friday, July 3, 2009 at home in Middletown, RI after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Newport, RI on October 24, 1954, Stephen is survived by his parents William and Dorothy Benisch of Newport, RI, Hope Yordy and their daughter Nicole Benisch, and Donna Benisch and their daughter Jessica Benisch. He is also survived by sisters Cynthia Saez and her husband Ismael Saez, Susan Morgan and her husband Paul Morgan, brothers David Benisch, William Benisch, Jr., Thomas Benisch and his wife Dawn Benisch, and Michael Benisch. He is also survived by long time companion Wilma Traylor and many nieces and nephews.
Stephen was a graduate of Rogers High School and was a member of Allvets of Middletown, RI. He worked as a furniture restorer, but was very gifted with his hands. Known as a master of all trades, he could fix just about anything. He loved animals and also loved riding his motorcycles.
Calling hours will be held today, July 6, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871, or to the American Cancer Society of Rhode Island, 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.
Funeral arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI.
Information and directions are available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com

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