Obituary: Frank Bene, 94, of Oxford, formerly of Stratford

Frank Bene, 94, of Oxford, formerly of Stratford, retired chef at the Black Rock Yacht Club, husband of the late Madelene Dunn Bene, died Oct. 15, in his daughter’s home.

Born in Stratford to the late Steven and Dorothy (Gaydus) Bene; U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and the Korean War.

Also predeceased by his son, Robert Bene, his brothers, Gaza, Stephen Jr, Bella, Rudolph, Bert, and a sister, Mary Zimla.

Survived by daughters, Gail Parks and her husband, Ken of Oxford, and Lorijean Brockert and her husband, Alexander of Milford, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his longtime companion Ede Benne, and several nieces and nephews.

Services: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 9:15 a.m., Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford. Burial will be in Mountain Grove of Easton Cemetery. Visiting hours: Monday, 4-7 p.m.