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Benjamin Joseph Starita

d. January 28, 2024


Benjamin Joseph “Benny” Starita, age 76, of Waveland, passed away on January 28, 2024, in Gulfport.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence “Skeet” Starita; and his mother, Alicia Dell Bennett Starita.

Mr. Starita is survived by his children, Vance Starita, Shannon Starita, and Shelly Starita Hill; his grandchildren, Devin, Emily, Kaden, Dara, Nicholas, and Peyton; his great-grandchildren, Caleb, Daylinn, Jade, Lakynn, Asher, Everleigh, and Easton; his siblings, Lawrence “Skippy” Starita, Dell Marie Starita Thompson (Gary), Mike Starita (Becky), Randy Starita (Gayle), Cathy Starita, and Keith Starita (Elsie); and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Starita was a lifelong resident of the coast and he served in the U.S. Army following his graduation from high school.  He worked as a welder and he loved to fish, cook, dance, and play cards with friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 12 - 3 pm at the 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay St. Louis, MS.

The Riemann Family Funeral Home, 141 Hwy 90, Waveland, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Benjamin Joseph Starita, please visit our flower store.

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