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Joanne F. (Kwiatkowski) Benac

August 19, 1931 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 87)

Joanne F. Benac, 87, of Alpena passed away July 2, 2019 at Medilodge of Alpena.

Joanne F. Kwiatkowski was born August 19, 1931 to Francis and Anastasia (Pilarski) Kwiatkowski. On September 17, 1949 she married Floyd Benac at St. Mary Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2000. Joanne was a cook for Alpena Public Schools for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Rosary Group #17. Joanne was an artist and enjoyed teaching ceramics and loved the Detroit Tigers.

Surviving are her three children, Dennis Benac, Stanley (Tammy) Benac, Patricia Carpenter; 5 grandchildren, Brenda Maguire, Randi Donnan, Stanley Benac, Brad Benac, Brian (Katy) Benac; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sisters, Shirley Gignac, and Janice Murphy.

Mrs. Benac was preceded in death by her daughter, Irene; granddaughter, Donna Johnson; and brother, David Kay.

Memorial visitation will be Monday at St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. with Rev. Scott Lawler    officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment:  Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Hospice Compassus

Donations may be made to:

Hospice Compassus
12480 State St #10, Atlanta MI 49709
Tel: 1-989-786-0011