Delia Janet Benitez was born September 30, 1962, Carolina San Juan, Puerto Rico to Josefina Mayssonette and Felix Benitez-Salaman. Delia and her two younger siblings; Eunice "Yadi" and Ramon "lobo" moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey when she was 6 years old.
She attended Atlantic City schools, where she graduated from Atlantic City High School. While attending high school, Delia worked for NAFAC and won Miss NAFAC. She was extremely proud of her accomplishment. Shortly after graduating she started her beautiful family, Felix "Pito", Melissa, and Daniel. Later on, she birthed Whitney and Michael.
Delia was employed by Our Lady's Nursing Home, ShopRite, and the Arc of Atlantic County, where she worked over 20 years helping disabled individuals. She treated her patients like family.
Delia loved to bake, engage in arts and crafts, attend church, go shopping, traveling, dancing and singing to Marc Anthony music. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. They meant the world to her. She also loved to garden, on her free time she enjoyed planting flowers and vegetables. She learned gardening from her aunt Olga. Delia was an outgoing, free hearted, loving, and caring person. She was always there to talk and had a listening ear with open arms. Her door was always open for a good cry or to simply laugh with her.
Delia suddenly became ill in 2017 and battled throughout the years. She was called home January 14 , 2023. Delia was a great mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Funeral services will be 11AM, Tuesday, January 23, 2023, All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.