Louise Benfatti passed away peacefully on October 17, 2011. Louise was born on February 17, 1923 to Giovannina and Vincenzo Serracino. She is preceded in death by her parents, beloved son, John; husband, Marion; brothers, Florrie Parker, Sam Serracino, Charlie Serracino; sisters, Mary Garone, Gilda Masciotra and Jennie Appuglise. She leaves to cherish her memory brothers; Gus (Virginia) Serracino, Pete (Nita) Serracino, Jim (Josephine) Serracino, children; Jim (Nancy) Benfatti, Margie Christensen, Tony Benfatti, Marie Benfatti; grandchildren, Trisha (Jason) Peitz, JimmyBenfatti, Shelli Benfatti, Michael Benfatti, Jordan Christensen, Anne Marie Benfatti; great-grandchildren, Brock and Blaine Dionisio; special nieces, Marie "Cookie" Masciotra and Becky Serracino; cousins, John and Grace Benfatti along with many other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Louise was above all a doting grandmother, great-grandmother and mother. She was "famous" for her incredible homemade Italian food and cookies which blessed every holiday table for many years. She was fiercely independent, witty and wise. Her friends and family regarded her as a real force in their lives. She was deeply loved in life and will be greatly missed. Special thanks go to her hospice angels, Heidi and Michelle and all of the incredible care givers at Sangre de Christo Hospice and Joni Fair Hospice House. We will be eternally grateful to you all. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in Louise's name to Joni Fair Hospice through the funeral home. Private memorial service, 10:00 am, today, October 21, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Online condolences at www.georgemccarthyfuneralhome.com. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.