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George Peter DiBenedetto

August 06, 1948 ~ July 07, 2021

On July 7, 2021 George Peter DiBenedetto entered the church triumphant after more than a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer.

George was born in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1948 to Horatia A. Peabody and George P. DiBenedetto both who preceded him in death.

He graduated from Newton High School in 1966 and attended Arizona State College.

Baseball was one of his greatest passions. He was most proud of becoming a walk-on member of the Arizona State baseball team, playing in the Boston Park League and being awarded the Joe Jones Memorial Award for achievement in baseball. He played in various baseball leagues throughout the country including the Stan Musial League. He also coached in many youth baseball leagues.

He met the love of his life, the former Betsy Lee Bigelow in Cape Cod. They married in 1980 and had two sons, George Raymond and Daniel Peter both of Vero Beach. He has 2 twin granddaughters Sophia Rose and Rachel Grace who gave him so much happiness during this past very difficult year. He is also blessed to have such a strong, wonderful daughter-in-law Carla Riveros DiBenedetto.

His sister Maria Guarnaschelli preceded him in death. His sister Lucia DiBenedetto lives in Portland, Maine. His brother Stephen DiBenedetto lives in Austin, Texas. He has one niece Alexandra Guarnaschelli and 2 nephews Allesandro and Marcello DiBenedetto.

He made his career in the wine and spirits industry, beginning as a display man and working his way up to President of Hiram-Walker.

Celebration of his life is planned at the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. George was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church and requests that, in lieu of flowers, all donations be given in his name to the First Presbyterian Church.


Theresa Hart

July 13, 2021, 3:54 pm

George was a generous and kind man. May God Bless him and his family.


July 15, 2021, 11:53 am

We all love you so much George. You will be remembered always.. God Bless you and your family… You will be missed so much. George by far was the kindest and strongest man I have ever worked for. He put joy in the word “WORK”

Mary Johnson Torres

Wayne Gallant

July 17, 2021, 7:04 pm

Rest In Peace “Arnie” may you enjoy eternal peace in heaven. From your High School Years at Newton High School your compadre Wayne.

Kathy & George Reebe

July 26, 2021, 12:12 am

No greater friend .. no more faithful friend .. no more devoted friend .. no more GENEROUS friend!!! We love you & George you will not be forgotten!!! Betsy always by your side … love Reebs & Kath & family

Barb Dorvee

July 29, 2021, 12:01 am


So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Cynthia

September 23, 2021, 12:49 pm

Betsy and family,
We know words can’t take away the grief you’re feeling, but we want you to know how much we care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss. George holds a special place in our hearts. We will cherish his memories forever. All of our love, Bob and Cyn

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