Saverio (Bob) Bentivegna, 79, an area resident since 1966, passed in peace at his home on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 24, 1938, Saverio was the son of the late Giacomo (Jack) and Vicenza (Vivian) Bentivegna. Saverio proudly served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Ordinance Corp. stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. He was employed at IBM from 1966 to 1992 as a Hardware Engineer. After retiring, he worked part-time for the Village of Fishkill Justice Court as a court clerk and then Town of Fishkill Police as a records keeper.

On November 5, 1961 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Brooklyn, he married Gelsomina (Jessie) Volpe who survives. He is also survived by his son, Robert V. Bentivegna, M.D. of New Windsor; his sister, Marie Monahan and husband Pat; his nephew, John P. Monahan, along with his wife Tammy and son Leon; his nieces, Adele Legge and her husband Al and Mary Jane Lyon and her husband Charles; and his great-niece, Marie Van Cleve and her husband Mark.

Saverio was an NRA Endowment Member, Certified Hunter Training Instructor for 32 years devoting time to the Fishkill Police Cadets, and was a member of the Southern Dutchess & Putnam Sportsmen’s Association. He was a member of Garibaldi Lodge 542 of Free and Accepted Masons of NYC.

Saverio was an avid hunter for 55 years and loved walking the ridges of the Catskill Mountains and the camaraderie of his many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 22 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Entombment will follow in the community mausoleum at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601;

Arrangements are under the direction of McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. For online tributes, please visit