MALDEN-ON-HUDSON…. Roy R. “Dusty” Benedetto, 72, of Fiero Rd. died Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. Born August 3, 1948 in Staten Island he was the son of the late John and Helen Benedetto. An area resident for many years, he worked his entire life in the trucking business. He was a member of the Saugerties Fire Department and the Saugerties Exempts Fireman’s Assoc. A huge Yankee and Nascar fan most will know him however as the “King of Yard Sales” but for Dusty, his pride and joy was his family.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene, with whom he recently celebrated his 52nd Wedding Anniversary, two daughters: Tami (Gus) Gonzalez and Patricia (Angelo) Padovano both of Saugerties. His siblings: Ann Sauss of Staten Island, Russell Benedetto and Joyce Graves of Saugerties. Two grandchildren: Richard Padovano and Joseph “Dusty” Schaffer and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joyce Marie and several siblings.
Friends will be received Saturday 2-4:00 PM at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of John & LaFayette Sts., Saugerties. In lieu of flowers….”As Dad would say, save your money, yard sale season is here.” Expressions of condolence may be shared with Dusty’s family @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
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