Antonia C. (Waranowski)
Benirowski, 87, wife of Richard “Chick” Benirowski of Danvers,
formerly longtime resident of Ipswich, died Wednesday June 17, 2009
in the Salem Hospital following her brief illness.
Born in Ipswich December 4, 1921, daughter of the late Anthony and
Katherine (Waz) Waranowski, she was raised in Ipswich, and was a
graduate of Ipswich High School and the Chandler School of Business
Married in the former Sacred Heart Church in Ipswich in 1946, the
Benirowskis made their home and raised their two daughters on Estes
Street. She and her husband were the founders and owners of the
popular Riverview Pizza Restaurant in Ipswich for over thirty-eight
years. Retiring in 1985, the Benirowskis moved to their present home
Mrs. Benirowski was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church,
the former St. Alfonsus Church of Danvers, and most recently St.
Richards Church in Danvers, and was a member of the PLAV Auxiliary
Post #92 of Ipswich.
Throughout the years she enjoyed many trips to Europe with her
family and friends, including numerous excursions to Poland with
visits to the villages of her ancestors.
will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her Polish pride,
and her “green thumb”. In retirement she and her husband
were enthusiastic Boston sports fans, and followed their grandchildren’s
local basketball teams.
addition to her husband of sixty-three years, she is survived by two
daughters, Joann Lampropoulos and her husband Peter of Ipswich and
Jayne Canty and her husband Sean of Danvers; four grandchildren,
Sarah Bastille Haberman and her husband Matthew of Brookline,
Katherine DeFrank and her husband Jeff of Haverhill and Ryan and
Jaclyn Canty both of Danvers; a great grandchild Chloe DeFrank of
Haverhill, and a niece Sharon Spittle of Ipswich. She was the sister
of the late Zygmund Waranowski, Edward Waranowski and Priscilla
Spittle, all formerly of Ipswich.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 am Monday June 22, 2009 in Our
Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich, followed by interment
in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Arrangements under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in
her name may be made to the Massachusetts Special Olympics-North
Section, 450 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923 and or LaSallette Faith
Community, PO Box 210, Topsfield, MA 01983.