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Sophie Benney

August 26, 1929 — January 23, 2022

Sophie Elizabeth Benney (nee Gallick) of Glen Burnie, passed away on January 23, 2022. She was born in Waymart, Pennsylvania to the late Sophie Elizabeth and John Stephen Gallik. She was a faithful volunteer at NCEON for 25 years and was also active in the Partners in Care outreach. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald F. Benney; and her dear siblings, John Gallik Sr., Margaret Sanchez, Martha Finn, Rose Carson, Frank Gallik, Thomas “Mickey” Gallik and Veronica Dahlhaus. Sophie is survived by her devoted children, Jeffrey M. Benney and his wife, Nanci, Robert J. Benney and his wife, Sandy, James E. Benney and his wife, Judy, Thomas A. Benney and his wife, Lisa, Joseph D. Benney and his wife, Mary, and Charles F. Benney and his wife, Suzi; 15 cherished grandchildren; 11 beloved great-grandchildren; and dear siblings, Adele Mansfield, Ceil Janezic and Mary Davitt. Sophie will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, PA., 1 Second Avenue, SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 on Saturday, February 5th, from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 1 PM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD. Interment will be held privately at the Glen Dyberry Cemetery, Honesdale, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to NCEON, 304 5th Ave SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took God’s hand when I heard the call.

I turn my back and left it all.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow, my life has been full.

Good friends, good times.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lenghthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.

God wanted me now, He set me free.

Sophie had a passion for doing for others. She loved family, reading, and traveling. She volunteered at the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON) for over twenty-five years, helping people that needed help and homeless people. She was committed and unselfish with her time.

Sophie trained many volunteers. In our down time, we listened to her memories of raising 6 men, and also went way back to tell of stories of living on the farm in Pennsylvania and going to a one room schoolhouse. We loved her stories of her travels too. She could be feisty when she needed to be, but gentle and loving too. We all miss her.

Written by the NCEON family.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

10:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Chrisitian Burial

Saturday, February 5, 2022

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