ALBANY – Mary Ravida Benoit, 88, of Albany, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar. Mrs. Benoit was born in Albany, and lived here all her life. She was a communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church, and was employed for many years by the Albany City School District. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520.
Mrs. Benoit was predeceased by her husband Joseph A. Benoit. She is survived by her children Joseph R. Benoit (Blanche) of Cohoes, Charles Benoit (Lynn) of Averill Park, Michael Benoit (Lois) of Hoosick Falls, Margaret Krisanda (Terry Teske) of Denver, CO, and James Benoit (Carolyn Burns) of Albany; her brothers Dominic Ravida of Maryland, and Thomas Ravida of Cohoes; and by seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Kalkbrenner; her brothers Jerome, Joseph, Anthony “Lefty”, Sebastian (Bosti), Michael, Charles, and Angelo Ravida.
The Family would like to give thanks to Good Samaritan Health Care Center, the nursing staff on the B/C wings and St. Peter’s Hospice for the excellent care given Mary.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 10:00a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8p.m. Entombment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .