Margaret "Marge" Hogya, 93, of North Versailles, formerly of Greenock Heights, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at home. She was born March 29, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Bernari) DiFabio. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Benedict and the late Alex A. Hogya. Marge was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the Ladies of Charity and the Women's Guild and was also a Eucharistic Minister and Greeter. She was a volunteer at Kane Regional in McKeesport for over 20 years and had worked for the former H&H Fish Market and DiFabio's Service Station in McKeesport. Marge was awarded an honorary high school diploma from McKeesport High School on her 80th birthday. She is survived by sons, Gary (Joan) Benedict of Providence Forge, VA, , Richard (Ruth) Benedict of Milford, DE, daughter, Peggy Benedict (Scott) West of Blue Springs, MO, grandchildren, Bonnie Benedict Sharkey, Jon B. Benedict, Justin West, Heather West, Mary Lou Jennings, Richard A. Benedict, and Aimee Benedict, great-grandchildren, Joshua and Emily Sharkey, Meera and Zoe Benedict, Kayleigh, G. Dane, and A. Dominico "Nico" Benedict, and Hadleigh West, brother, Paul (Barbara) DiFabio of Boston, daughter-in-law, Patricia Benedict of Land 'O Lakes, FL, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph L. Benedict, grandsons, Joseph L. Benedict, Jr., Anthony D. Benedict, and Christopher A. Benedict, sisters, Mary, Evelyn, and Josephine, and brothers, John, Anthony, and Francis "Ancee". Friends are welcome Sunday July 1 from 1-4 and 6-8 pm at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Parish on Monday, July 2, at 10:00 am with The Rev. Vincent P. Velas, officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Intersection, 115 7th Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 or call 412-678-6948.Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com