Amy Benicio

Amy Benicio (Buckwalter)

1975 - 2019
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Amy Buckwalter Benicio, 44, died unexpectedly July 29, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Ellsworth, June 4, 1975 the daughter of John T. and Nancy L. (DeLuca) Buckwalter.
Amy graduated from MDI High School, class of 1993. She attended St. Michael’s College in VT and then at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She completed her degree at the University of Maine. Amy loved animals, especially horses which sparked when she was a member of 4-H. When she had a couple of her own, she would spend hours grooming them. She was thrilled when she rode them in the parades. Amy also loved camping and would go any chance she could. She was a great cook and always liked to try new things and be creative along the way. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and being with her family. She always made all the different cookies her specialty. Amy loved making plans and spending time with her best friend, Leslie. If they lived closer they would be inseparable. Many people may remember her for working at Mainly Delight’s in Bass Harbor for many years.
Amy is survived by her parent’s and daughter, Maitana Benicio of Bass Harbor; son, Miles Benicio, of Houlton; sister, Allison (Buckwalter) Raye and husband Matt; nephews, Fynn and Talon of Anchorage, AK; brother, John “Adam” Buckwalter of Bass Harbor; special friend and companion, Matt Williiams of Houlton; two very special and best friends, Leslie Butler Gray and Candy Herrick both of Trenton; special aunt, Peggy (Margaret) DeLuca; many friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by grandparents, Henry and Mary Buckwalter, Michael and Micky DeLuca; aunt, Elizabeth DeLuca Ingram and uncle, William Ingram.
A memorial mass will be held 10:00 am, August 16, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Manset with Father Joseph Cahill celebrant. A reception will follow. Private interment will be at Brookside Cemetery, Mt. Desert.
Those who desire may make contribution in Amy’s memory for her children’s needs in care of Bar Harbor Banking and Trust, 314 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, 04679 or an animal shelter of one’s choice.
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  • Service

    August 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    August 16th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Peter's Catholic Church
    5 Ocean House Hill Road
    MANSET, ME 04679
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  • Interment

    Brookside Cemetery (Somesville)
    Rt 102
    MOUNT DESERT, ME 04660
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Galen Lowe

Posted at 04:43pm
I am so sorry to hear of Amy's passing, and apologize for this late note. I met Amy when she attended HS and was a member of one, or more of my classes. She was a bright spot, with much to offer her family and friends. I am saddened by her death.

So much time has passed that I may not recognize her family, feel free to stop me on the street and say hello if you can still recognize me, that I can pass on my condolences in person.

Galen Lowe
glowe22 at gmail

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Posted at 08:15pm
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Sonja Waldrop

Posted at 07:52pm
I am in shock. Amy was an amazing and sweet person. She has been my friend since the 2nd grade (possibly sooner but my memories only go back to then). She would accept me bouncing in and out of Tremont school, and stay in touch with me when I left. Having her there made my transitions back in town so much easier because I knew she would be there smiling and talking to me like nothing ever changed. One thing I know is that she never judged me and always listened to me when we talked over the years and I will miss having her in my corner. I know that over time we would lose touch and reconnect and with Facebook it became easier to stay in touch. It has been great over the years being able to stay in touch, share memes, and chat, and I will miss being able to do this. I feel horrible because we both kept saying we needed to get together now that I was back in the area but now that can never be and for that I am truly sorry! I pray that her children, family, and friends are able to heal and find peace in her memories and pictures. I am not going to say goodbye instead I will say until we meet again! I will miss you my friend and I pray that you rest peace!

Sonja Waldrop

Posted at 07:35pm
Amy was an amazing and sweet person. We have been friends since 2nd grade (and maybe even sooner but my memories only go back to 2nd) when I would bounce in and out of Tremont. She made my transition so much easier knowing that she was going to be there accepting me back into the area and school. We would stay in touch, then lose touch and find each other again; but no matter how long we stayed apart when we got together and/or talked it was like we hadn't lost touch. We reconnected over the years thanks to Facebook and we chatted easier over that. I will miss having her in my life and her sweet memes and our chats. I pray that her children, family, and friends find her memories give them a little bit of peace and that they can heal during this difficult time. I will say farewell (for now) dear friend and hope that we are able to meet again. I pray that you rest in peace and know that you will be missed.

Jeanne Bowne

Posted at 06:07pm
Amy was a former student of mine at Tremont Consolidated school. I have only very fond memories of her . She was a very conscientious student and worked beyond her capabilities. We would spend a great deal of time talking about her life goals and any personal problems she had. Over the years we would communicate through Facebook and have private messages to one and other.
I will miss her tremendously and pray that she is at peace. I will always remember Amy as a smiling woman who had such a zest for life. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family . I wish I could attend the service, but I now reside in Venice, Florida.

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