Steve Bena

BENA, Steve

1919 - 2018

passed suddenly at home on Monday, February 12, 2018 in Essex at 98 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Mary (1998). Loving Dad of Marge Carswell and husband Ken, Julie Stewart and husband Ian and Jean Ingratta and husband Mario. Proud Grandpa of Lynn Higgins (Brian), Jeff Carswell (Liz), Shawn Carswell (Brenda), Jason Stewart, Jennifer Malito (Bryan), Christopher Ingratta (Patti) and Great Grandpa of Mackenzie, Cam, Mitch, Sydney, Madeleine, Riley, Keegan, Logan, Weston and Guilia. Dearest brother of Margaret Namespetra, Helen Demko, Julia Palencar, Frances Newman and predeceased by siblings Mary, John and Joe. Dear brother-in-law of Chester Kuli (late Anne). Steve will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday from 4-8 pm and on Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex from 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. Parish Prayers Friday 6:30 pm. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. If desired memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Family and friends may share their memories online at