Regina L. Benware

Regina L. Benware, 69, of  Bloomingdale, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

  Born in Saranac Lake on Aug. 29, 1949, she was the daughter of Reginald and Alma (Charbonneau) Sawyer.  Regina married Thomas Benware September 9, 1967 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake.

  Regina had worked at the Grand Union in Saranac Lake for many years. She also was a volunteer at the Christian Center Food Pantry in Saranac Lake. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and especially loved her dogs.

  She is survived by her husband Thomas of Bloomingdale; three sons: Thomas (Glenda) Benware of Queensbury, Kevin Benware of Lake Placid, and Brian Benware of Bloomingdale; one daughter, Wendy (Shawn) O’Brien of Bloomingdale; six grandchildren: Matthew, Hayley, Connor, Meagan, Kevin and Darron; her mother Alma Sawyer of Rainbow Lake; one brother, Gordon (Carol) Sawyer of Rainbow Lake; five sisters: Judith O’Dell of Saranac Lake, Susan Andrews of Plattsburgh, Bonnie Easton of North Carolina, Sharon (Paul) Knapp of Saranac Lake, and Donna (Robert) Cantwell of Rainbow Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

  Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A private funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomingdale at a later date.

  Friends wishing to remember Regina L. Benware may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.