Anita L. Pitman (1945-2009)

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Anita L. Pitman
Born: 1945 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 12 Nov 2009 Framingham, Massachusetts
Father: Roscoe Adam Pitman
Mother: Lena Muriel Pettenger
Siblings: Evelyn Pitman
Faye Pitman
Janet Linda Pitman
Anita L. Pitman
Spouse: Hans P. Benninger
Married: 1972
Children: Mark A. Benninger
Gary R. Benninger
Susan M. Benninger


Massachusetts Obituaries, Sunday, November 15, 2009

Anita L (Pitman) Benninger

FRAMINGHAM - Anita L (Pitman) Benninger , 64 years old of Framingham died on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at home after a long illness.

She was the wife of Hans P. Benninger. They had been married for the past thirty seven years.

Born in Petoskey, Michigan, daughter of the late Roscoe and Lena (Pettenger) Pitman, she had been a resident of Framingham for over twenty five years.

A graduate of Western Michigan University with a BA in Special Education, she provided care for special needs patients for fifteen years in Framingham. In addition, she was a longtime substitute teacher in the Framingham School System and formally served with the Peace Corps in Africa. Anitas greatest joy was her family, friends and grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons; Mark A. Benninger and his wife Sally of Sturbridge and Gary R. Benninger of Framingham; one daughter, Susan M. Gomes and her husband Rogerio of Framingham; three sisters, Faye Pitman of Michigan, Evelyn McNeil of Michigan and Janet Carroll and her husband Robert of Illinois; three grandchildren, Elsa Gomes, Ana Gomes and Nicholas Benninger and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral service will take place on Tuesday November 17, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 80 Beacon St., Framingham. Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham.

Calling hours at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham will be on Monday November 16, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expression of Sympathy in Anitas memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, # 400 Waltham, MA 02451