Catherine Docherty Benning (nee Galloway) passed into her Lord’s hands on September 30, 2019.
Born August 6, 1926 in Hoboken New Jersey, she was a longtime resident of Haworth New Jersey until relocating to Richmond, Virginia in 2010. Mrs. Benning was preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank J. Benning, parents Archibald Galloway and Mary Hughes Galloway, and her daughter Susan Mary Benning Hoag. She is survived by her daughter Janet C. Benning Bartholf (Howard) of Richmond Virginia, and son Frank J. Benning Jr (Julie) of Brewster Massachusetts, grandchildren Robert, Brian, Timothy, Paul, Ryan, Carly and Matthew. She is also survived by great grandchildren Isabella, Eve and Cooper.
Mrs. Benning was active for many years in the Vestry and ECW of the Church of the Annunciation in Oradell New Jersey, and as a volunteer at Pascack Valley Hospital Westwood. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Schaefer’s Gardens and for Dr. Paul A. Insolera. While living in Richmond, she attended Monument Heights Baptist Church and was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
The family would like to express our thanks to the entire staff of Our Lady of Hope, Christopher Center, especially to nurses Vesna and John, as well as the many CNAs, for their kind and compassionate care extended to our mother.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on October 26th at the Church of the Annunciation in Oradell, NJ.