Ronald Benedetti

  • Born: July 24, 1951
  • Died: February 16, 2020
  • Location: West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Ronald Benedetti, 68, a lifelong resident of West Roxbury, died unexpectedly at Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Son of Mary Grace (Renzi) Benedetti of West Roxbury and the late Rocco P. Benedetti, he was born in Boston and raised in West Roxbury. He was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1969 and earned his Associate Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Ron was a longtime business entrepreneur, getting his start in 1971 as a partner in Mr. Mobile Wash, a truck washing franchise. In 1984, he became the first SuperCoups franchisee and grew his operation to be its largest franchise, mailing over 2 million households. He continued to pursue his passion selling direct mail for both Valassis & Clipper Magazine under his business Direct Home Advertising, Inc. (DHA). He was a pioneer in his industry and highly regarded by clients and colleagues alike. Vowing to never retire from what he loved to do, Ron worked on behalf of his customers until his last days.

In addition to being the godfather of direct mail advertising, his passions included spending time with his daughter, and business partner, Laura and his granddaughter, Alex. Ron doted on his granddaughter Alex and cherished every moment with her. He was an auto racing hobbyist and became an accomplished amateur race car driver, proud to bring home those checkered flags. Ron had an endearing personality, a quick wit and heart of gold. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his mother, Ron is survived by his daughter and business partner, Laura Benedetti and her fiancé Evan Taylor of Stoughton and his granddaughter, Alexandra Benedetti. He was the brother of Robert P. Benedetti and his wife Diana of Canton and Richard D. Benedetti and his wife Virginia of St. Petersburg, FL. He is also survived by his former wife, Cynthia H. (Hopkins) Benedetti, as well as a very large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and business associates.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Thursday, February 20 at 8:45 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Wednesday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Alexandra Benedetti for an education fund.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Ron, just saw this today, my husband passed the sat after Ron this year as well , love to you Mary always,

Posted by Lisa Avola - Danielson, CT - Friend   November 24, 2020

Auntie Mary. We are just learning of this so sad news. Apparently the message was left on Steves home recorder and in this day and age not checked with any regularity. Jen, Jeff, Steve and I are beyond sad and filled with such regret we are just learning of this at this late date. We will be in touch with you and please accept our loving, heartfelt sympathies and prayers to you and the family

Posted by Janie Wade - Winston salem, NC - Family   March 08, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Ron - our team at NEWPRO did business with Ron for many years and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to do so. We are thinking of his family and wish them all of the love and light in the world to help them through. -NEWPRO team

Posted by NEWPRO - Woburn, MA   March 03, 2020

Bobby just told me about your Dad. I am so sorry, had I know earlier, I would have went to the wake. I know you loved him so much and your beautiful daughter must be heartbroken as well. You are a wonderful person and I know he must have been very proud of you. Please know that we are thinking of you. Now you don't need to call your Dad or go see him, everytime you think of him, he will be there with you in your heart and mind. I truly believe that God may have taken him but will still allow him to be with you only not in physical life. One day, you will be able to be with him but for now, just think of him and he is there. Another angel to watch over you.

Posted by Theresa Cardoso - STOUGHTON, MA - Acquaintance   February 21, 2020

I was lucky enough to know Ron via various advertising projects and several social events. Always thoughtful, open to ideas and full of mischievious fun. He was one of the really good guys. He will be missed by everyone who had to good fortune of encountering him.

Posted by Steven Dubin - Plymouth, MA - Friend   February 19, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lisa Benedetti Bluh - Miami, FL - Family   February 19, 2020

I wish we had a chance to meet him. He had to have been something else to raise a girl as wonderful as you Laura. Deepest sympathy and love to you.

Posted by Mae and Artie Dowd - Stoughton, MA   February 18, 2020

Ron was a great businessman and boss to my wife, Scotti, who worked for Ron for three decades. But more than that Ron was one of the most caring and generous people I have ever met.He knew our kids as well as he knew us, as he treated everyone like family. I will miss you, Ron.

Posted by Roger Sakolove - Boynton Beach, FL   February 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Kristin Golden Ricardo - Stoughton, MA - Neighbor   February 18, 2020

I worked for Ron twice many years ago. First for Direct Home Advertising and then for Bly Sky. He was a kind, trusting, honest, loyal and generous man. He was one of a kind and it was my honor to work for him. My thoughts and prays go out to him and his wonderful family. Thank you Ron, for everything. you will be missed greatly. May God bless you and look after your friends and your great loving and wonderful family.

-Steven Di Tunno

Posted by Steven Di Tunno - Whitman, MA - Coworker   February 18, 2020


You will be missed by so many - May you rest in peace.

Posted by Nancy Mottola - Venice, FL - Friend   February 18, 2020

Bob, Diana and Family: Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Ronald. May God, family and friends comfort you and give you strength during this impossible time. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Diane and Peter Matthews - Halifax, MA - Friend   February 18, 2020

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