Frances M. DeBenedictis, a 63 year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 in Redondo Beach. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Frances was 72 when she died. Frances graduated from Washington High School and El Camino College where she worked for 41 years and was loved by all. Frances was a member of St. Lawrence Martyr Church. She is survived by her loving Husband, Leonard of Redondo Beach, Mother, Mary Micieli of Torrance, Daughter, Gina-Marie of Redondo Beach, Son, Vincent DeBenedictis of Redondo Beach, Grandson, Vincent Jr. of Torrance, Grandaughter, Trinity of Hawthorne and many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. Preceded in death by Father, Angelo Micieli and Sister, Catherine Robinson. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Monday, February 12, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 1:30 P.M. until 3:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Dear Len: I’m trying to remember when I first met Fran. It must have been around 1962 at El Camino. El Camino’s Data Processing Dept. was one of my first IBM accounts. Fran was such a sweet gal. I never felt pressured during my serivce calls. Then around ’63 or so you guys were married and we became such dear friends. There is no one more dear to me than you and Fran. I have so many “remember when’s” to share….but I’ll have to write some of them down later. God bless you and the kids. You are in my prayers. Take care, Les Moore

  2. Dear Leonard, Gina and Vincent, Fran was a wonderful and dear friend who we’ll remember always. We had such memorable times with Fran and you Leonard, playing cards, remembering old times and new ones, and enjoying a meal together so many times. Fran was such a wonderful person to work with at El Camino. She always had a smile and a kind word. We’ll miss her terribly. Our deepest sympathy to you Leonard, Gina and Vincent. Fran was a very special person! Love, Carol and Jim Sargeant

  3. Dear Leonard, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have nothing but happy memories of Fran. She was a such a wonderful person. I remember when you two started dating so many years ago. Such a special couple, the two of you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. With Love, Margie

  4. Leonard. I am sorry for your loss and pray for you and your family. You may not recall but I and my brother Tom Shearer knew you and your sister Frances way back when.

  5. Leonard and family…I send my prays and love to all…enjoyed the last time I was their and we all went to the beach had breakfast…thinking of you all Love neva kish gran Sister of Carol…

  6. We are sorry for your loss. We had such great time on our gambling trips. We will miss the friendship and the good times.

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