Benny passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Niagara Falls on January 26, 1950 to the late William 'Ben' and Aloise (Lingenfelter) Mitchell, the eldest of eight children.
Benny graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School in 1968. He was a former employee of Olin Chlor Alkali, was active in the local volunteer fire company in his younger years, and enjoyed fishing, bowling and bike riding. Benny lived his life the way he wanted.
Benny is survived by his former wife, Cathy Mitchell of Vermont; and his three sons, Brian of Vermont, Eric (Charlene) of Niagara Falls and Patrick (Rachael) of Colorado; and two grandsons, Liam Mitchell of Vermont and Sean Mitchell of Niagara Falls. He is also survived by six siblings, Melinda (Mark) Schultz, Dennis (Abby) Mitchell, Jay (Lorie) Mitchell, Barry (Patti-Ann) Mitchell, Rod Mitchell and Craig Mitchell; and many cousins and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Benny was predeceased by his brother, Maurice.
There will be no visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Published on September 27, 2017