Ben DeVito

DEVITO, Benedetto "Ben"...

With profound sadness, and broken hearts we announce the passing over Benedetto "Ben" DeVito on October 11, 2021

Born on October 22, 1971 in Chatham Ontario.

Beloved high school sweetheart, soulmate and best friend to Christine (Caryn) DeVito

Loving and devoted father of Jessica (Jesse Anderson) and Faith DeVito. Cherished son Nicola and Giovanna DeVito. Son-in-law of Don and Shelley Caryn, and Diane Caryn and the late Jim Brown. 

Loving brother of Luisa (Reginald) L’Ecuyer and Domenic (Grace) DeVito, Tony (Brienna) DeVito, brother-in-law to Justin and Courtney Caryn, Sara and CJ Knox and Kevin Burgess. 

Super Zio and Unkie to Nick-Anthony, Daniela, Luca, Bella, Rosie, Rowyn, Grey, Blake, Lincoln, Eddison, Emma and Cole. 

Ben had a love for all people, especially children. They radiated toward him. Ben loved them all. Friends became family and he protected each one of them. Following in the footstep of his Nonno Benedetto and his hero, mentor and father, Nicola DeVito, he was an artist in his trade. He had a great love for the work he did and for the people he worked for. Over the years he coached many different teams, always cheering his daughters on.

Ben will be remembered for his big personality, his kind heart, his love of life and his generosity will be greatly missed by so many family and friends. Everyone loved Ben. He was the foundation of our family and a hole has been placed and that hole will never be filled.

Family and friends are invited to share in times of fellowship and memories on Thursday, October 14, 2021 between the hours of 7:00pm and 9:00pm, as well as Friday October 15, 2021 between the hours of 1:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. A funeral mass will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Ursula Parish, 205 Tweedsmuir Avenue West, Chatham, at 12:00pm.Interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, to follow at a later date. Those wishing to attend must be pre-registered which can be done on the funeral home website or by calling the funeral home at 519-351-2040.  Please note the Bereavement Authority of Ontario requires all those in attendance of a visitation or funeral must wear a mask.

Those wishing to make donations in memory of Ben are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association or Jumpstart.


McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519 351 2040