June M. (Benzino) Carroll, longtime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Schoellkopf Health Center. She was 81. She was born in Tonawanda, NY on June 21, 1931, a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Cane) Benzino.
Mrs. Carroll attended Tonawanda schools including Tonawanda High School. She married William A. Carroll in 1951 and they moved to Niagara Falls in 1953 where they made their home on the Niagara River. They remained happily married for 39 years until his passing in 1991. Mrs. Carroll was a homemaker who was a New York Yankees and Derek Jeter fan, Buffalo Bills and tennis fan. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and going to the casino but most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family.
She is survived by her six children, Deena (Tom) Stepanian of LaPorte, TX, William A. (Jane) Carroll II, Debra (late Jess) Bertrand, and Bonny Sykes (John Baumler) of Niagara Falls, Tamara (Stefano) Fisher of Ransomville, and Timothy (Andrea) Carroll of Lewiston. Mrs. Carroll is also survived by ten grandchildren, Terrance Sykes, Jennifer (Jay) Mattice, Aaron Sykes, Katie Barry, Kristy and Breana Carroll, Austin, Brandon and Tyler Fisher and Jordyn Carroll; her sister, Lois (Otis) Sonnenberg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Jess "Bert" (Debra) Bertrand (2007); and siblings, Ralph (Anita) and Robert (Vivian) Benzino.
Friends may call on Saturday after 11 AM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where prayers will be said at 12 Noon, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM in St. John de LaSalle R.C. Church. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda, NY. Donations to in her memory may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of WNY, 2495 Main Street Suite 439, Buffalo, New York 14227.