Joseph J. Beninato, Jr.
Mar 12, 1945 – Mar 20, 2017
Joseph John Beninato, Jr., age 72 of Omaha, Nebraska, the beloved husband and best friend of Mary Clare (Owens) Beninato for 48 years, passed away peacefully on the Feast of St Joseph, March 20, 2017, surrounded by the ones he loved.
Joe was born in Omaha. He attended Omaha University, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and obtained a degree in accounting. He received his M.B.A from the University of San Francisco and his JD from Creighton University. Joe also served as an officer in the United States Air Force.
As a CPA in Omaha, Joe had many longtime clients, many of whom became his close friends. Joe was incredibly intelligent and athletic. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his many friends. His hobbies included softball, woodworking, and watching movies.
Grandpa Joe was the leader, coach, and mentor to all members of Team Beninato. In addition to his wife Mary Clare, Joe’s team members include sons Greg (Erin O’Brien) Beninato, Dr. Dan (Pam Maag) Beninato, daughter Beth (Matt Worm) Beninato and his grandchildren, Madie, Sam, Dominic, Natalie, Evelyn, Vivian, and Joey, as well as his sister, Joan (Ron) Gentzler, brother Dr. John (Barb Dorothy) Beninato, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lee Beninato.
A VISITATION celebrating Joe will be held on Friday, March 24th from 5pm until 7pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held on Saturday, March 25th at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334. Memorials are suggested to Mount Michael, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, or as directed by the family.