- November 26, 1927 - January 19, 2013
- Winter Springs, Florida
of Benjamin's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
Special Olympics of Florida
1915 Bon Wickham Dr
Clermont, FL 34711
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I can only imagine how incredibly blessed Grandma feels having her one true love "Return to Her". Your presence is missed here...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Trina McNeil
Where do I begin, it was exactly 1 year ago today that the Lord decided it was time for you to go home. I was beyond grief stricken, as you...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Martha Mary Lupo - Atkinson, NH
“To the only Father in law I HAVE EVER had. It was a pleasure to be a part of your family for the 18 years. To all the family I am so sorry to hear of...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Ann Lupo Cejka - Middleburg, FL
“All the Associates of Rupp want to express our heart felt sympathy on this sad occasion. We send our thoughts and prayers your way. There was so much...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Dan Rupp - Safety Harbor, FL
“Dad,just returned from your visitation service and was truley amazed at the outpouring of friends who's lives you have touched. You have a great...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: BEN LUPO - SANFORD, FL
“My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of a wonderful man "Ben Lupo". My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
6 of 31 | Posted by: Bonnie Martino - Winter Springs, FL
“Our thoughts and prayes are with the Lupo family in the passing of your father. Keep your father's wonderful memories close to your heart and be at...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Steve and Linda Sahm - Oviedo, FL
“Dearest Roseann- We want to express to you and your family our deepest sympathy of the passing of your dad. We understand this is one of the saddest...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Jo & Bill David - Astatula, FL
“My deepest condolences to the Lupo family. I have known Ben for the last 4 years and consider him a true friend. He always had a kind way about him...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Joe and Carole Spinella - FL
“By grace we are saved to do good works.
10 of 31 | Posted by: Joe & Donna Duvall - Maitland, FL
“To the Lupo Family our deepest sympathy for your loss
Ben has taught you all well the spirit of independence, love of family and commitment to face...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Mike and Barbra Hoskinson - FL
“My Love,Thoughts and prayers are with you guys!! a Hero will always be in our hearts and Thoughts !! R.I.P. Mr.Lupo
12 of 31 | Posted by: Wayne Reaves - Orlando, FL
“Sorry to hear of your loss Ben.
13 of 31 | Posted by: janet & dale wood - jacksonville, FL
“I only had the pleasure of knowing Ben over the last 3-years but have enjoyed playing Bocce with him and watching him teach the game to the children....Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Gary & Connie Bays - FL
THE MAN I REMEMBER:
THE MAN WHO GAVE ME HIS USED FOOTBALL EQUIPTMENT WHEN I PLAYED WITHOUT SO I WOULD NOT GET HURT.
THE MAN WHO GOT ME MY...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: STEPHEN C MARTINO - WINTER PARK, FL
Although I never met your dad personally, I feel like I know him through you. I know that he is very proud of the woman you are and even...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Bill Rudloff - Casselberry, FL
“My deepest condolences to the Lupo family.
I always enjoyed our talks when he came into our office.
17 of 31 | Posted by: Jacky Court - Sanford, FL
“prayers are with you all at this time and always
18 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Grutkowski - MA
“What a beautiful end to an amazing man! Although I am truly sadden by your lost Martha, I feel extemely blessed to be part of your "family". Know...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Judy Walker - Andover, MA
“I have only fond memories of working with Ben and Tony at a time when I much needed the work. I know he will be missed by everyone. His generosity...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Richard Autorino - Poplarville,, MS
“Just read his obituary and was surprised how much we didn't know about him. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Ben Lupo. He will be...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Ben and Karen Binner - Lake Mary, FL
“Ben, May you rest in peace and I am sure you are as I know you are very happy to be reunited with your wife. It was such a pleasure to have you as a...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Thomas Fusco - Altamonte Springs, FL
“My deepest condolences to the entire Lupo family for the loss of their wonderful "Gentle Ben." I know he will be sorely missed.
23 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Anderson - Orlando, FL
“A Prayer for the Lupo Family
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Weaver - Virginia Beach, VA
“To the Lupo Family - I was deeply saddened to learn of your father's passing. He has been my next door neighbor for the past 8 years and what a...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Claudia Miller - Winter Springs, FL
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
26 of 31 | Posted by: Matt & Wendy Allen - Winter Park, FL
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We both know how it feels to lose our parents. Take comfort in knowing they are...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Christine Vignola/Tony Capone - FL
“Roseann and family - please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
28 of 31 | Posted by: Joyce Woolman - Winter Park, FL
“Mr lupo one great person I grew up with. Always knew u were just across the street. Will miss you dear friend
29 of 31 | Posted by: Renee c Berger - Winter springs, FL
“Dad, Where do I begin...First I want to thank you for being the very best Father. You taught your children to be responsible, caring loving people....Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Roseann Lupo - Oviedo, FL
“The entire staff at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Homes, would like to extend their deepest sympathy during this very difficult time.
31 of 31 | Posted by: Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home - FL
Benjamin "Benedetto" J. Lupo, 85, of Winter Springs Florida and formerly of Commack N.Y. was summoned by the Lord to join his loving wife Martha in Heaven on Saturday January 19th 2013. Ben was greeted in Heaven by his parents Fedele and Antonina Lupo, brother Vincenzo, and sister.
A devoted father, Ben's memory will be cherished by his children John Kindorf, Ben Lupo, Martha Mary Lupo, Anthony Lupo, Roseann Lupo, and Fred Lupo. Ben was a proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 8 1/2 great grandchildren.
A devout American, Ben enlisted as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army immediately out of high school. He proudly served his country until he was discharged to return to his ailing mother in New York. Shortly after, Ben met the love of his life Martha and was married on February 18th 1950. Their union marked the beginning of the most rewarding adventure of his life as a loving husband, father, and established businessman as co-owner of L and L Contracting.
Ben continued to grow his business and family in New York until 1971, at which time he and Martha decided to move their family of eight to Florida to escape the harsh New York winters. Ben's business endeavors in New York served as an incredible foundation for him and Martha to begin their very own Aluminum Siding business in Florida, BLM Carefree Aluminum. Ben and Martha's business venture proved extremely successful and afforded them the opportunity to allow Martha to stay at home and raise their six accomplished children, while Ben pursued the family business in the field. He was a worker by day and a truly dedicated family man by night. Those individuals who were fortunate enough to have known him knew that his family was the true pride and joy of his life, the success of their business was just an added bonus.
Apart from owning a successful business and raising six commendable children, Ben supported his loving wife's affiliation to numerous organizations within their community and a business venture as co-owner of Gabby Goose Arts and Crafts. After retiring from the Aluminum siding business in 1993, the loving couple pursued their passion for collectibles and became founding members of Central Florida's Club 56. Aside from collectibles, Ben and Martha shared a passion for the arts. They had an impressive collection of movie titles from all genres, but their all-time favorite being "Return to ME". The two shared a fondness for classics like Sinatra and on occasion one might witness them dancing to their favorite classics in the privacy of their living room.
Following the passing of his loving wife Martha of 53 years in 2003, Ben rediscovered his passion and love for athletics like in his earlier childhood years. He became an avid Bocce player and formed lasting friendships with his "Bocce Boys". Although his newly formed friendships were welcomed, paramount to Ben was his ability to share his love of the sport with disabled children. Ben instructed numerous disabled children on the tenets of the sport, which gave him a sense of pride and meaning in his life. Bocce was not the only past time that Ben grew to love, he became well known in his circle of friends as an enthusiastic pool shark and could often be found enjoying his afternoons at local pool halls. Another passion Ben was eager to pursue again was his love of dance. On occasion when he found a companion to dance the night away with it brought him great pleasure and satisfaction to rekindle one of the great loves in his life he had shared throughout the years with his wife.
As a first generation Sicilian American Ben later revived his connection to his Italian heritage by attending Latin Masses. It was believed by the family that he felt the Latin masses had a certain lineage to his Italian roots. Ben fully believed in living his life the way God intended and religious doctrine was something he and his wife instilled in their family from a young age.
For a man that devoted much of his 85 years to his family there is so much to say in commemoration of all that he accomplished. Ben was the patriarch of a great family that was raised on the tenets of one man and one woman's convictions and for that they should rejoice for the legacy that they have left behind. Not many great men can leave this Earth after living such a full life and yield so much sadness. We are sad as a collective whole to have lost such a great man who taught us all so much about character, life, love, success, family, and marriage. Not many people get to live such a blessed life as Benjamin Lupo, but we can all strive to live our lives in his honor. Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, it is no surprise to us that after ten years your love (Mom, Grandma, Great grandma), has summoned you home to "Return to her" in the Kingdom of the Lord. May you both share eternal love and happiness together in Heaven and shine down upon us now and always.