Emily A. Benko

05/20/2014 12:16 PM |

Emily A. Benko of Riverhead died at her home May 19. She was 89. 

Ms. Benko was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Jamesport to Michalina Charinoski and Charles Bugdin. She graduated from Riverhead High School and married Edward Benko, Sept. 18, 1949 in Riverhead.

She worked at Surrogate Court in Riverhead for six years. Family members said Ms. Benko enjoyed cake decorating, gardening and traveling.

She is survived by her loving husband, Edward; her children Sharon, Edward, Debra Pulcano and Patricia; her son-in-law Chuck Pulcano; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors, Wednesday, May 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place  Thursday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

This is a paid notice.