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Magdalen M. Benish

August 13, 1934 - July 12, 2019

Service Date: July 29, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Sacred Heart Slovak Cemetery

Church Chapel of Christ the King

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Dr. Magdalen M. Benish of Plains Twp. passed away on July 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Mushinsky) Benish of Plains Twp.

Aunt Maggie, as many affectionately knew her, was well known in her community from various organizations and volunteer work. Her many accomplishments are well known and need not be listed and for those that knew her know what she has achieved and contributed to her community.

Maggie enjoyed spending time and being a part of King’s College. She was an active member of Campus Ministry & enjoyed spending time attending various activities especially events such as the President’s Dinner. She was instrumental with the help of King’s College in establishing the Reverend Jozef Murgas Room located at King’s on the Square. Magdalen received her Doctorate of Humanities from King’s College in May 2016 with humility and pride. She had many friends and cherished each and every one whom will also miss her and her amusing jokes greatly.

Maggie was preceded in death by her brothers Rev. James Benish, O.F.M. Conv., Michael, Jacob, and William Benish; sisters Anna Benish, Margaret Welsko, Martha Bykowski ; and nephew Kevin Munley.

Maggie is survived by her sister Agnes Munley, Sugar Notch; nephew John Munley and wife Phyllis, Kingston; nephew Dr. Patrick Munley and wife Lisa, Honolulu, Hawaii; niece Wendy Munley, Mountain Top; nephew Edward Bykowski and companion Lisa Pressler, West Hazleton and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Chapel of Christ the King, King’s College on Monday, July 29 at 10:00AM with the Rev. Thomas Looney, officiating. Parking is available in Lot A next to Holy Cross Hall on North Franklin Street. Private family services to follow for burial. Arrangements are entrusted to Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rev. Jozef Murgas Scholarship c/o Kings College.


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20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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