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Obituary for Ernest Walter Benefield

SUFFIELD - Ernest W. Benefield, 65, entered into eternal rest at his home on Monday, November 2, 2020. Born in Hartford CT, son of the late Raymond and Winifred (Fedo) Benefield, he grew up in Windsor Locks and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School. Ernest worked for over twenty years for NuWay Tobacco/JE Shepard Company in South Windsor. He loved the Cowboys football team and the New York Yankees. He was passionate about martial arts and practiced for many years. Ernest loved his grandchildren, which he referred to as “his babies” and spending time with them gave him peace and happiness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six siblings, Cecil, Raymond, David, E.W., Richard, Joyce Maggi, his brother-in-law, Charles Buckley and a niece, Charlene Deluco. He leaves a daughter and son in law, Tania and Peter Cardaropoli of Suffield, two sons, Owen Benefield of Newington, Nicholas Benefield of Pinellas Park, FL, two grandchildren, Gianna Grace and Mia Alexandra Cardaropoli, four siblings, Ronnie Fedo and his wife Pat of Enfield, Tommy Benefield and his wife Sharley of Houston, TX, Betty Buckley of West Suffield, Eva Rehnberg and her husband Wayne of Windsor Locks, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at 1pm at Grove Cemetery in Windsor Locks. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. For online condolences, please visit