June Irene Reed-Bene, 84, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away on Friday May 1, 2015, at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.
A native of New Haven, NY, she was born Feb. 1, 1931, to William [Kenneth] and Hulda (Raymond) Cronk, one of seven children.
Mrs. Reed-Bene was a retired production control supervisor for the former Oswego Castings, Inc., Oswego, NY, for whom she worked for many years.
June moved to Citrus County in 1997 from Tampa, Fla., and as a devout Catholic, was a parishioner of Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and St. Cajetan, Brooksville, Fla.
Mrs. Reed-Bene is survived by nine children: William Reed (wife Michele) Oswego, Laurie Schloss (husband Charles), Lecanto, Fla., Ryan Reed (wife Carol), Fulton, Jeffrey Reed (wife Reba), Westminster, Colo., Daniel Reed (wife Janet), Oswego, Dr. Michele Bain, M.D. (husband Alan), Chicago, Ill., Stephen Bene (wife Janet), North Plainfield, NJ, Yvonne Secure, St. Augustine, Fla., and Leo C. Bene III, Berkley Heights, NJ.; five siblings: JoAnn Sheikh, Albany, NY, Les Cronk, Yukon, Okal., Lyle Cronk, Northway, Alaska, Allen Cronk, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Reta Kerr, Fulton; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her two husbands, William Jonathan Henley Reed and Leo C. Bene Jr.; and a brother, Alton Cronk.
Friends will be received on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Fla.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and St. Cajetan, Brooksville, Fla., with Father James Wright, celebrant.
Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima Cemetery.
Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and St. Cajetan, Brooksville, Fla.