Regina Benware

Regina L. Benware (Sawyer)

Monday, August 29th, 1949 - Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Regina L. Benware, age 69, of Bloomingdale, NY died Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on August 29, 1949, she was the daughter of Reginald and Alma (Charbonneau) Sawyer. Regina married Thomas Benware September 9, 1967 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake.

Regina had worked at the Grand Union in Saranac Lake for many years. She also was a volunteer at the Christian Center Food Pantry in Saranac Lake. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and especially loved her dogs.

She is survived by her husband Thomas of Bloomingdale, three sons Thomas (Glenda) Benware of Queensbury, Kevin Benware of Lake Placid, and Brian Benware of Bloomingdale, one daughter Wendy (Shawn) O'Brien of Bloomingdale and six grandchildren, Matthew, Hayley, Connor, Meagan, Kevin and Darron. She is also survived by her mother Alma Sawyer of Rainbow Lake, one brother Gordon (Carol) Sawyer of Rainbow Lake, and five sisters Judith O'Dell of Saranac Lake, Susan Andrews of Plattsburgh, Bonnie Easton of North Carolina, Sharon (Paul) Knapp of Saranac Lake, and Donna (Robert) Cantwell of Rainbow Lake and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A private funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at St. Paul's Cemetery in Bloomingdale at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Regina L. Benware may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at
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    St. Paul's Cemetery
    Fletcher Farm Road
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Donations are being accepted for: TRI-LAKES HUMANE SOCIETY.


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John and Carol Niederbuhl

Posted at 12:36pm
We offer our deepest sympathy. Regina was a classmate of John's at Pius X. She will be missed.
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Janet (Tolbert) Howard

Posted at 01:38pm
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Ruthie & Andy Fortune

Posted at 10:36am
Dear Wendy, Shawn, Connor & Meagan,
I was so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. It is a horrible thing to lose your Mom, but (from experience) memories of time spent with her over the years help to ease the feelings of loss.
We are in FL but if there is anything I can do for you, even just to talk, give me a call or send me a text (518-928-3330).
Love to you all,
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Janet Howard

Posted at 10:15pm
I have so many fond memories of my cousin Jean and the fun we had when we were teenagers. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Janet (Tolbert) Howard

Madge Duprey

Posted at 06:21pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Madge Duprey

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