Louis H. Benaquista

Louis H. Benaquista, 88, of Norwood, N.J. and Boynton Beach, Fl., passed away peacefully on July 31, 2017 at his home with his family after a short illness.
He was born in Norwood and lived his whole life in the town. He was a principal and founder of Benaquista Construction Co. His life work will live on in the quality of the work he has done, his amazing artwork, his devotion, and the love of his family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard Bridge Building Division. Our fondest memories are the numerous vacations at Walt Disney World with his whole family. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lois (Keiper), his children and spouses, Louis and Deborah, Alan and Suzanne, and Lisa O’Connell and Brian, his grandchildren Louis, Dr. Anthony, Adrienne, and Michael, A.J. (Kim), Nicholas (Samantha), Christina, Caitlin, Cristin and Nina, and great-grandchildren Gianna, Makayla, and Parker. He also is survived be his sister Jeanette Schrader and husband Robert. Visitation at Pizzi Funeral Home at 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017. A mass celebrating his life will be on Saturday, August 5, 10 AM, at The Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood, with internment at Garden of Memories Mausoleum, Washington Township. Donations to The Salvation Army or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in lieu of flowers are appreciated.


  1. Father Charlie Urnick :

    I remember Louis and Lois so well in Norwood. Please be assured of my prayers for Louis who died yesterday, and for the whole Benaquista Family. May God give the peace which only He can give.

    Father Charlie, Laughlin, Nevada

  2. Ray and Anita Arcella :

    My oldest and dearest friend of 73 Years.
    Goodby Lou.
    Will see you again soon.

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