September 28, 2017

Benjamin “Benny” Neri,  75, of Amsterdam, peacefully passed away after a long illness on Sept. 28, 2017, at his home, surrounded by the warmth and love of family and friends at his side.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at 12:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 39 St. John St., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Lawrence J. Decker as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Amsterdam.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, prior to the funeral mass from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010.  It was Benny’s wish that flowers be omitted and in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to Dr. Tom Catena’s Mission Work – Sudan Relief Fund, 3220 N. Street NW, Suite 302, Washington, D.C. 20007 USA. Please leave condolences online at