Loving wife and mother Julie M. Benedetti, of Ravensdale, WA, passed away at the age of 73 on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 in Renton, WA.
Julie was born in 1947, one of four children born to Serafino and Maria Collecchi, in Ravensdale, WA. She graduated from Tahoma High School in 1965 and then attended Mr. Lee's Beauty School receiving her Degree and License in Cosmetology. On June 10th, 1967, she married Robert Benedetti raising two sons, Robert Jr and John. She eventually returned to school completing a degree in Customer Service from Renton Technical College and furthered her career as a Personal Banking Representative.
Julie was a hairdresser, homemaker, administrative assistant, and school volunteer. She loved painting, designing clothes, making and decorating cakes, gardening, enjoying nature, and cooking authentic Italian food. In 2017, she went on a lifelong dream to retrace her family's history by visiting Camporanda, Italy. In 2019, she embarked on her very first trip to New York, where she concluded her family’s journey by visiting Ellis Island and locating the names of her parents on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor.
Julie, also known to her friends as “Nina”, will be remembered for being affectionate, compassionate, joyful and resilient.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She is survived by her husband Robert, their two sons Robert Jr, and John, their wives, a granddaughter, two brothers, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel. In keeping with pandemic restrictions, the in-person service will be by invitation-only. Those who would like to stream the service may contact the family for further details.
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