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Margaret R. (Ruota) Benacquista
February 19, 1939 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Delanson - Margaret R. "Peg" Benacquista, 84, of Delanson, New York, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Baptist Nursing and Rehab in Scotia, NY.
Peg was born on February 19, 1939 in Schenectady, NY, a daughter of Frank and Adeline (Cusano) Ruota. After graduating from High School, she earned 2 degrees, an Associates of Nursing from Adirondack Community College for her RN, and an Associates of Human Services from SCCC. She then went to work for O.D. Heck Developmental Center in Schenectady as the Director of Nursing, a position she held for 25 years.
When she wasn't working, she enjoyed horses, cooking, and travelling following retirement. She especially loved her trips to Maine.
Margaret is survived by her sons: Michael Benacquista, and Mark Benacquista; her grandchildren: Erin Rose, Margaret, and Amy; and her great grandchildren: Mykal-jon, Angelica, Hudson, Adeline, and Vincent.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A period of visitation for Margaret on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 from 10:00am - 11am at White-VanBuren Funeral Home, 1779 Main St., Delanson, NY 12059. Interment will take place privately.
The staff of White-VanBuren Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Peg's family during this time.