Marie Elizabeth Benas, 85, of Gaithersburg, died May 24, 2012, in her home.
Born April 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William and Marion Badecker. She was predeceased by her brother, Bill, in 1997 and her sister, Terese Hollenstein, in 2011.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George M. Benas, and their children, Midge DeSimone and husband, Thomas, of Swampscott, Mass., George Benas and wife, Jill, of West Boxford, Mass., Timothy Benas and wife, Emily, of Gaithersburg, Christopher Benas and wife, Louise, of Knoxville, Elizabeth Henry and husband, William, of Gaithersburg, Gregory Benas of Gaithersburg, Mark Benas and wife, Heather McKenna, of Gaithersburg, and Julie Crain and husband, Walter, of Falls Church, Va. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her sister, Eileen Kovatch, of North Ft. Myers, Fla.
Funeral services were held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg on May 30. DeVol Funeral Home of Gaithersburg handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.