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Date of Birth: May 20, 1961

Date of Death: November 17, 2022

Frank “Frankie” Christopher Benites Jr., 61, of Phoenix died peacefully at home on November 17, 2022 after a two year battle with ALS. Born May 20, 1961, Frank grew up in Phoenix and attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School then went on to play baseball for Brophy Prep. He worked over 35 years at UPS retiring in 2017. He was also an active member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Parish. Despite the ALS, his spirit and faith in Christ remained strong and he will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife Lisa Benites, parents Frank M. Benites Sr. (Annette), Caroline Soza Benites, siblings Joanne Rideau (Chris), David Benites (Rosanna), Gary Benites (Amy), children Alycia Benites, Steven Benites, Alexandria Bedford (Zach), Christiana Benites, Madison Benites, and many nieces and nephews. He was also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Nancy Benites.

Service Information

Visitation/ Rosary Sunday November 27th, 2-4 p.m. at Best Funeral Services 501 E. Dunlap Ave. Funeral Mass Monday November 28th, 10:30 a.m. St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Parish 3801 E. Greenway Rd. with burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Association