August 09, 1930 - October 30, 2010


August 09, 1930 - October 30, 2010


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Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

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The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

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Obituary for Teresa L. BENZIGER

Teresa L. (Piacitelli) BenzigerAugust 9, 1930 – October 30, 2010Teresa L. (Piacitelli) Benziger, 80, passed away peacefully in Paradise, CA. She was born in Hudson, MA to Pietro and Antonetta Diani. She was the wife of Francis J. Piacitelli Jr. who passed away in 1983, and John (Jack) Benziger who passed away in 2005.Teresa is survived by her children Julie Piacitelli-Braden and her husband Mark, Francis J. Piacitelli III, Joanne Maiden and her husband Dave, Nettie Sloma and her husband Richie, Mark Piacitelli and his wife Debbie, Carl Piacitelli; 14 grandchildren Shawn, Adria, Tirzah, Krystal, Sabrina, TJ, Glen, Shane, Alicia, Richie, Mark, Ryan, Austin and Emily; 11 great grandchildren Kaelyn, Nikki, Jaymi-Rae, Caleb, Caiden, Jonas, Adrianna, Isabella, Guinevere, Mason and Aubrey. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Diani of Marlborough, MA, Ambrosina Coache of Chesterfield, NH and brother Francis Diani of Goleta, CA. She was sister to Joseph and Felix Diani, Carla Torelli, Pauline Santos and Jean Adams and four step children, John Benziger, Joan Burke, Jeannine Frew and Jayme Benziger.Teresa graduated from St. Michaels Academy as a devout Catholic. She made Lake Havasu her home in 1974. She was a member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, Havasu Regional Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Catholic Women’s Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, 1:00 PM at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. Father Thomas Kawai will offer words of comfort and inspiration. Interment will take place at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM.Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.

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