August 31, 1926 - April 12, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Benedict Finazzo, age 88, who died Sunday, April 12 while wintering in Kissimmee, Florida. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Mausoleum.

Ben was born in Hamel, MN to Peter and Frances (Favorite) Finazzo. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and married Phyllis Becken on December 11, 1948 in Minneapolis. Before moving to Assumption Court Apartments, Ben had a home in Cold Spring on the Sauk River where he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and working in his yard. He loved playing cards and enjoyed baking pies for family and friends.

Survivors include daughter Joan Leonard (Arleigh Jorgenson), Paul (Susan) Finazzo and Jim (Jan) Finazzo; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren;

Ben was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Sam and John Finazzo; wife Phyllis; and great-grandson, Dominic.