January 17, 2012
Augustina Bendzunas, 90, of Oswego died Tuesday with her family by her side at The Manor at Seneca Hill. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Joseph and Concetta (Gambino) Solazzo Sr. Augie retired from Auxiliary Services from SUNY Oswego after many years of service. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, and she enjoyed many years of activities with the Golden Age Group and spending time with her family and friends. The essence of Augie was seen in her warm and encompassing smile. Her strong spirit exemplified graceful dignity and a positive attitude. Her husband Frank Bendzunas, son Joseph Bendzunas, sister Rose Solazzo, and brothers Nicholas, Tony, Dominic, and John Solazzo predeceased Augie. She is survived by her daughters Barbara (George) Blankenship, of Nevada, Mary Jean (John) Battista of Oswego, brothers Joseph and Michael Solazzo,of Oswego, sisters Jane Farfaglia of Fulton, Anna Fitzsimmons, Connie S. Pelkey, Mary (Thomas) Walsh, Frances Solazzo all of Oswego and her grandchildren Stephanie and Joseph Battista. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 9:30 in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are sent to Friends of Oswego County Hospice or to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.