Dennis J. Saienni, Jr., 76, of Shannon Hill
Road, Benton, died Sunday afternoon, March 18th, 2012 at his
home. He had been ill for the past 2 1/2 years.
Born July 22, 1935 in Luzerne, Luzerne County, he was a son of
the late Dennis and Florence (Fox) Saienni.
Prior to moving to Benton, Mr. Saienni lived in Enfield, CT.
He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy for 30 years. He
served in Cuba and later in Vietnam. He was awarded the Navy
Expeditionary Medal (Cuba); the Combat Action Ribbon; the RVN
Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation; the Vietnam Service
Medal with 2 bronze stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal; the Good Conduct Medal with one bronze star and the
National Defense Service Medal. Following his retirement from
the Navy, he drove bus and also had worked for the U. S. Post
Office in Enfield, CT for several years.
Mr. Saienni was a member of the Chicopee Lodge, F. and A. M. in
Chicopee, Mass. for 40 years; a life member of the V. F. W. Post
9836 in Newington, Connecticut and a member of the Millville
American Legion, Post #564.
Surviving are his daughter, Julie Anne Saienni of Western New
York; a granddaughter, Ashley Karcz; Also surviving are his
brothers and sisters: Goven Saienni and his wife, Lynn, of
Danville; Robert Saienni and his wife, Mary, of Stillwater;
Anthony "Tony" Saienni of Colorado; Joe Saienni and his fiancee,
Isabel Harris, of Bristol; Emma Riddell of Levittown; Edna
Gublish, of Troup; Carmella Jones of Jacksonville, FL; Miriam
Pone and her husband, John, of Delaware; Betty Armstrong and her
husband, Roy, of Allentown along with numerous nieces and
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Edward Saienni and a sister, Rose Godfrey.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 2 PM
at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton
(Rt. 487) with Pastor Scott L. Lyons, Associate Minister of
Stillwater Christian Church, officiating. No viewing. In keeping
with Dennis's wishes, he will be buried at sea under the
direction of the U. S. Navy.