MARY THERESA BENEDICT “ANNIE”
1947 – 2021
It is with great sadness that the Singapore Association of Las Vegas Nevada
(SALVN) must announce the passing of Mary Theresa Benedict, affectionately
known as “Annie” to SALVN members past and present dating back to the
Singapore Association of Nevada (SAN) days of which she was an original
Annie was born in Singapore on July 5, 1947 and passed away on February 20,
2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A graduate of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus
Secondary School (CHIJ) in Singapore, Annie arrived in Las Vegas along with her
husband Benny, and her daughter Jennifer including her husband, Ronald and two
children. In 2000. Her eldest son, Jeffrey Benedict had preceded the arrival of the
extended family, having set up residence in Las Vegas in 1995. Another brother,
Jason, subsequently joined the family in Las Vegas at a later date.
Annie was always known to be friendly, personable and quick with a smile. An
avid basketball fan, Annie enjoyed attending her grandson Ryan’s games and
following her favorite professional team, the L.A Lakers. Annie derived much
pleasure from tending to her flower garden. SALVN members will undoubtedly
remember her outstanding cooking expertise as most have been treated through the
years to her delectable dishes, such as, Chicken Curry, Sayoh Lodeh, Rojak, Nasi
Lemak & Sambal at countless SALVN pot luck events. Annie was also known for
her caring attitude, especially as it pertained to her children and grandchildren and
even took on child care duties periodically for some of the SALVN members. In
recent months, following the death of her beloved husband, she became
particularly close to her sole surviving son Jason and his son Ryan with whom she
Annie was preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph “Benny” Benedict and
her son Jeffrey Jude Benedict. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Danker
and her husband Ronald, her son Jason and his wife Karen, along with
grandchildren Melissa & Vanessa Danker and Ryan Benedict.
May she rest in peace. She will be greatly missed.
The Singapore Association of Las Vegas, Nevada (SALVN) regrets to announce the death of long time and pioneer member, BENEDICT JOSEPH (affectionally known as UNCLE BENNY) who passed away peacefully yesterday, on September 23rd, 2020 from natural causes. Uncle Benny is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter, Jennifer and son Jason, all of whom are SALVN members. Several other extended family members who are also SALVN members also grieve presently. SALVN extends its deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. Further details to SALVN will be disclosed as they are obtained from the family.
We regret to announce the death of LAWRENCE SHING-CHUNG LEONG (affectionately known as Larry) who passed away peaceful after his battle with cancer on AUGUST 23RD in San Jose, California. Larry was a recent member of SALVN who formed a close personal bond with several members of the Association during the past several months. He is survived by his wife, Alma Leong, and daughter, Clara Leong. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
In memory of “Larry”, we hereby include a copy of the memorial pamphlet distributed at his interment RIP.
Date: May 19 - 22, 2020
Update: Due to Covid19, this trip has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Date : Sunday, 1/26/2020