Katherine S. “Kay” Benedetto, 93, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Katherine S. “Kay” Benedetto, 93, of Elm Street, Watertown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Kay was born July 23, 1929, in Watertown, daughter of Vincenzo and Marianna (Agnesina) Scordo. She graduated from Watertown High School.

On Sept. 17, 1949, she married Frederick C. Benedetto at St. Anthony’s Church with Msgr. Claude Sechi officiating.

Kay’s entire career was spent working for the New York Telephone Company, retiring as a supervisor. She was the state union representative for the Telephone Operators Union.

Kay was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.

She was a long- time member and past president of the Italian American Auxiliary, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and an associate of the Religious Teachers Filippini, Morristown, NJ.

She is survived by a sister, Antionetta A. “Toni” Scordo, Watertown, and several nieces and nephews.

One of eleven children, she was predeceased by her siblings, Frances, Mary, Fortunato “Ben”, Geuiseppe “Joseph”, Sabastian “Gus”, Sr. Grace, Giacono “Jack”, Carmeline “Millie” and Lucia.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home followed by an 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 850 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY, Italian American Civic Association,192 Bellew Ave. Watertown, NY, Religious Teachers Filippini,455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 or to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Steet, Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com