Caroline E. Benedick

July 9, 2023


Caroline Elizabeth Benedick, 78 years old, was born in Staunton, VA, to William and Jean Gray, and died peacefully on July 9, 2023, at home surrounded by her husband and sons. 

The funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Damascus, MD, on July 18, 2023, at 11:00 am.  The Mass will be preceded by a gathering remembering Caroline at 10:00 am in the church Narthex, including a Rosary prayed and led by the Catholic Daughters of America for the peaceful repose of Caroline’s soul. 

 **** The address to St. Paul’s Catholic Church is: 9250 Damascus Rd, Damascus, MD 20872 *****

There will be a luncheon reception after the Mass in the Parish Center—All are welcome.

Caroline was a bank secretary, worked in the Personnel Dept. of the University of MD—University College, was an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park, and was active in the Catholic Daughters and Hope Committee at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.  Caroline had an infectious smile and was very sensitive and empathetic to others’ feelings.  The grace and ease with which she was able to comfort, encourage, and to show love was inspirational.  Caroline embraced motherhood and lovingly cared for her husband and four sons.  

Caroline is survived by her husband, Gerald Benedick, and her four sons and their wives--Christopher Benedick (Amanda), Geoffrey Benedick (Kathryn), Todd Benedick (Andrea), and Mathew Benedick (Amy).   Caroline is also survived by 8 grandchildren—Bailey Benedick, Bryce Benedick, George Benedick, Frank Benedick, Josephine Benedick, Genevieve Benedick, Emily Humphreys, and Kathryn Ross.   She is also survived by her first cousins—Mary (William) Shiflet, Sarah (Tracy) Wilkens, Donita (John) Aruny, Mary Gray, Martin (Marilyn) Gray, and Gary (Wendy) Gray.  She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

The burial will take place in Staunton, VA, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that any donations be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or to Holy Cross Hospice in Germantown.  

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Gathering of Family & Friends
July 18, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Catholic Church
9250 Damascus Rd.
Damascus, MD 20872

Funeral Mass
July 18, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Catholic Church
9250 Damascus Rd.
Damascus, MD 20872

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