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Raffaelo Agustus Benjamin Dies at 64

Raffaelo Agustus Benjamin

Raffaelo Agustus Benjamin, known to many as “Benji,” “Legs” or “Wazim,” died on Jan. 13 at the age of 64.

Raffaelo is survived by his two sons: Neil and Lionel Benjamin; adopted son, Jermain Matthew (USA); brother, Jeveryl Benjamin (USA); sister, Eldica Benjamin (St. Kitts); grandchildren: Neil Benjamin Jr., Jaden Benjamin and Aneilia “Sunshine” Benjamin; special daughter, Amanda Bridgewater; many nieces and nephews including his favorite niece, Noella Benjamin (St. Kitts), Alicia Benjamin, Shantel, CJ, Jordan, Christina, Aakeem, Trisha, Raheem, Cameron and Shawn; great nieces and nephews including Mickale, Bridgette, Tishaunna, Janelle, Stacey, Kissanna, Alexandria and KJ; close best friend, Basil “Baka” Patrick; and extended family members: loving neighbors of the Michael J. Kirwin Terrace Community.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a viewing that will be held from 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home, St. Thomas, V.I. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.

Funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Service.

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