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Bryan Matthews Benedetto

October 31st, 1979 - April 4th, 2023

Bryan Matthews Benedetto passed away April 4, 2023. Bryan was born in Columbia, SC to Angela Matthews and Joseph K Benedetto on October 31, 1979. Yes, Bryan was a "Halloween baby" and he lived up to the title. Besides his parents, he is survived by a loving brother, Tony Benedetto; loving sister-in-love Jen; and beautiful niece, Anna. Also surviving Bryan are aunts, Cara Benedetto, Libby (Leslie) Case (she was also a loving caregiver to Bryan), Margaret (Bobby) Self, Nina Benedetto (Dan King), Cathy Benedetto (Vic McGraner). Uncles, John Benedetto (Jeanne LaPointe), Peter (Beth) Benedetto, Muncie (Sue) Matthews and Johnny Matthews (who kept Bryan in "dirty ol' money"); his cousins, Jennifer, Daniel, Ben, Eden, Amelia, Joseph, William, Marion, Paul, Clare, and Candy. Bryan is also survived by many loving friends and non-biological aunts and uncles and their families. We could not list them all. He has joined in Heaven his Grandparents, Barbara and Joseph K Benedetto and Virginia and Muncie Matthews. Also, his wonderful Uncle Frankie, along with many close friends. Bryan was lucky to have so many wonderful teachers from preschool programs and throughout District 5. After Irmo High School, Bryan attended HopeBridge. He was lovingly cared for by an excellent staff and made life long friends. He and Meg Mungo shared a life journey from preschool until Bryan left this world for a better one. Bryan was born with arthrogryposis, and was in a wheelchair. However, this did not stop him. His speech and physical success was due to the marvelous therapists throughout his life. In his younger days, he participated in the Victory Games for the disabled. Many gold medals adorned his neck. He was a little daredevil and never met a stranger. Once, he tried to fly from stairs! Luckily, it was only the third from the bottom. It scared his brother to death. His Daddy and brother, Tony, assisted Bryan in a great Boy Scout adventure. He and I loved our beach trips. It never took people long to understand his speech and to fall in love with such a remarkable young man. Bryan’s absence in our world will be mourned. It gives us comfort to know that our little daredevil is flying high today. Please make donations to Hopebridge, 2708 Hebron Drive, West Columbia, SC, 29169. A memorial service for Bryan Benedetto will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 170 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC, 29210 on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00 am. A visitation and reception will follow the service. May we find peace in our hearts and healing in our souls.

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Connie Marsh

Bryan filled my home and my heart with joy and happiness! He was such a leader! I will miss our Saturday duo calls. I have so many great memories of our time together! You will always be with me in my heart! My heart breaks for Angie and Joe! Love and prayers to you and your family!!

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Karen Gregory Smith

I taught Bryan at Irmo High School. He was one of my favs and ways worked hard and kept a positive attitude. He brought joy to e everyone who crossed his path!

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Joyce Glasgow-Wright

🕯️ My condolences to the Benedetto family. Bryan is such a special angel, he never knew a stranger and most certainly would let you know exactly what was on his mind, always spoke the truth and made sure there was a bit of humor in it. Family as we pray for comfort and peace, remember the Shepard does not leave us in the valley of the shadow, but walks through it beside us.

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Emily Calvert

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Leanna Mangum

Our Myrtle Beach Days will never be the same! You will truly be missed! We LOVE YOU! Until we meet again sweet friend, you will be in our thoughts and our hearts! Love always!

Published June 10th, 2024
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Dorothy Mungo

Meg and I could write a book about our adventures with Bryan. I know our children are fragile but I honestly didn’t expect this to happen to Bryan as crazy as that sounds. I know Angie and Joe didn’t either. Maybe sometime in the future but not now. Bryan always made us laugh. He really could have been a stand up comic. Those raised eyebrows were his trademark. He was an electronic genius. He helped everyone with their cellphones when we first started getting phones. He could figure anything out on any phone. Although I do remember one time he piddled with his own phone so much he got it stuck in Chinese and if I remember right, Joe had to take it to Verizon for them to fix it. He helped me so much with Meg’s phone. As a matter of fact he helped me and the Hope Bridge staff with Meg’s chair. Meg has a unique chair and Bryan knew how it operated. I would get calls from Bryan during the day about there being a problem with Meg’s chair. “Don’t worry Dorothy, I fixed it, Meg’s fine”. You could hear Meg in the background with a big sigh of relief. Bryan was everyone’s helper. God Bless You Bryan. I’m sure you’re busy in heaven helping!!!!!!!

Published June 10th, 2024
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Beth Stone

I am so sorry to hear about Bryan. I got to know him when he and Meg were at Irmo High. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy, Beth Stone

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Peter Benedetto

Bryan was a special nephew and we will miss him. Condolences to the family.

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Bianca

Hello Bryan it’s B I miss you so much Bestfriend and I wish we had some more memories of us talking to each other on duo. Love you Bryan

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