Benedict, Joan E. Finished her work on Earth May 7th, 2022. She passed peacefully at the Maranatha Care Center in Brooklyn Center at the age of 77. Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Born August 1st, 1944 in Lynn, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Arlene Froberger and Douglas Benedict. Joan is preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Richard, and sister, Ruth. She will be deeply missed by her children, Ronald Zenga, Kevin (Nikki) Zenga; grandchildren, Tyler, Joseph, Gabriella and Stella Zenga; siblings, Michael (Char-Lou) and Arlene; many loving nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, May 18th 2022 at 2 pm at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7835 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 (763-560-3100). In lieu of memorial donations, Joan's request is that we, "Go out of your way to help someone who is hungry, homeless, cared or who simply needs a friend."