- 12 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 8, 1995
- Date of passing: Sep 23, 2007
|Let the memory of Bengino be with us forever|
"Its been 9 years, but it still feels like yesterday. All the memories we've shared and all the time we've spent together I something that I and our family will never forget. We love you and we miss bengino and you will always be in our hearts."
"Damn bro it's been 9 years. I still miss you more than ever man. You were really such a good dude I miss and love you man see you soon❤️"
"A letter to my angel,
It's been 9 years since you left us .. 9 birthdays, 9 christmases, 9 thanksgivings, 9 New Years.. 9 years of memories that I wasn't able to share with you .. not a day goes by that I don't think about your smiling face .. some years this date rolls around and I just want to laugh and smile and remember all the fun we had together ... other years I'm angry at the fact that you didn't get a chance to go to college or get to drive a car or have your first girlfriend .. most years I'm sad and just miss your laugh, your protective nature and your loving soul ... this year I'm a mixture of all these emotions .. I've been through a lot this year and not every decision I've made has made my family proud but I can't help but feel if you were here .. if you were here to just hold our hands ..we would work through it all .. you were the glue that kept our crazy family together and nothing has ever been the same since you grandma and tati left us .. in my heart of hearts though I'm happy that you're with our Heavenly Father .. because most days this world is too much for me to bear.. there is so much violence and not enough love and it's not a place I want a perfect angel like you to be .. you'll be forever missed bengy"
"I miss you so much bro. I miss being able to talk to you and laughing together. Many of my happier times were with you and I wish you were still here. I love you always."
"Hi Bengy (Benji), This is Ms. Turzio from P.S. 139. I will always remember your bright smile and big heart. You were a pleasure to know and made my job as a teacher so worthwhile; you taught me a lot. Recently, I wrote a story about you and the day I found out about the tragedy. It was published in the New York Times and also on an online website. I'm so happy and privileged to have known you, and thought that keeping your spirit alive through publishing it was a great honor. Here are the links to both pieces: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/nyregion/metropolitan-diary-death-of-a-little-student.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fmetropolitan-diary&action=click&contentCollection=nyregion®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection&_r=0
Until we meet again..."
"Bengy, you were and will always be an inspiration to myself and the entire family. You have left a void in the family that will never be filled. We miss you soo much.
Love: Aunty Judy"
"Happy birthday Bengy! r.i.p I miss you , continue watching us from above.
"Bengy you are truly missed.Up above i still want you to be a big brother watching over your beautiful little sister. i will always remember you as a nephew and a Godson deeply loved, funny, very smart. R I P . Forever Love, Auntie Julienne"
"Happy Birthday Bengy, time has really passed by, it has been 9 years since you've passed. Furthermore i just wanted to say I miss you so much and i just wanted to say that I love and there will be a day where we all will see you again!!!"
"Happy birthday Bengy! Even though so many years have passed I and our family will never forget the joy and love that you bought us. We will always miss you and remember your presence and I hope that where ever you are you are doing well! Happy birthday."
"thought about you today bro. Still miss you like crazy. I love you see you soon."
"It's been 8 years since you have been gone and I miss you and you will always remain in my heart Bengy! I love you"
"Hi Bengy this is your cousin Jayden and I was just now thinking about you and I miss you and love you so much. I wish I could see your face right now but I know you are in heaven watching your big family. I hope you rest peacefully and patiently because your entire family will be reunited with you one day in heaven R.I.P
Sincerely, Jayden Meronvil"
"Bengino we miss you everyday. Everytime we go on vacation or on a trip we think about you and how we used to take you with us on every vacation. You would always make us laugh and have fun. I love you and I miss you."
"Hey Bengy!!! Words can't begin to express how much I've been missing you lately!! Trust me you are never forgotten and forever in the hearts of all of us !"
"Earth has one soul less and heaven one angel more. Bengi may God keep you in His care, until we meet again.
Love always: Auntie Judy"
"Every time I think of you, the first thing that always come to mind is the sound of your laughter. Your smiling face is something that I just can not forget about you. It's because we've always had many joyous moments together. Soon bro, we'll be laughing together again. I will always love you Bengy. <3 R.I.P"
"Hi Bengy! We still have not forgotten you and we miss you each and everyday. The family and all of your friends have you in their hearts and we wish you the best wherever you are. We love you always."
"Rest in Peace Bengy .where you are in Heaven just know that you are truly missed. I am Auntie and Godmother Julienne to remind you that you have a beautiful and smart sister Christella who is the apple of your Mom's eyes.watch over her, protect and guide her as a big brother. Always in my thoughts and my heart.Forever Love, Auntie Julienne"
"R.I.P You are truly missed. I will never forget the wonderful moments we cherished. see you in heaven."
"Happy belated 20th bday. I remember when we always played online games. You would always call me. I remember our last phone call too. Miss you bro. Rest in heaven."
"Happy Birthday Bengy! You will always be in my heart. Love Uncle Mano"
"Happy 20th Birthday Bengy! I miss you! I remember the time when we played games on the psp. you always made me laugh good times lol Love always Douceline"
"Happy Birthday Bengy, I miss you very much and you will always in my heart and in my thoughts. I just want you to know your sister is very beautiful and looks just like you! R.I.P."
"Its been 8 years since you passed away. I remember the times we had when we were kids playing video games, eating grandmas food, and just doing what kids do. It was plenty of good memories we made together. I miss you a lot...i think about you from time to time and just wonder what it would be like if you were still here. Your truly a hero for what you did! I love you Bengi :) <3"
"Happy birthday...you will never be forgotten. R.I.P."
"I just want to say a big Thank you to all of you for remembering my Son this means so much to me that's mean I'm not the only one who missed him. Again thank you"
"It has been a long while since I seen you Bengy and I would just like to say happy 20th birthday. I hope to see you in heaven because the sky is the limit. love you Bengy truly from your cousin aka little mini disciple Jayden. Rest in peace Begino and continue to be in our hearts and mind spiritually"
""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" Richard Puz. Happy 20th Birthday Bengy. I enjoyed the time we spent together.
Love always, aunty Judy"
""Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality"-Emily Dickinson. We will never forget you, our love for you will never die! Happy birthday!"
"Bengino Dodard, I just miss you and love you dearly. I will never be able to forget someone as amazing as you. Happy 20th Birthday Bengy."
"So many people love you including your Dad and your sister. Your sister wish you Happy Birthday."
"Happy birthday my Love and I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much"
"Dear Z. Malik thank you for remembering him that mean so much to me thank again"
"I can't believe in 30 minute you will be 20 years old so big and handsome guess what I need your help with your little sister called your daughter. we love you so much old man wow 20 years already. I LOVE YOU."
"i remember meeting you in 6th grade and I remember the announcement of your passing in 7th grade. Ever since then I have never forgotten you. Keep it cool up there bro. I love you"
"I just love you so much more than I can ever explain you're sister and I miss you so much, she always wanna know more about you every day and guess what she starting to look just like you, love you so much bengy! More then life."
"Someone So Dearly Loved
Someone So Dearly Loved - Jacqueline Ryan
Someone so dearly loved
So popular with his friends
We should not cry forever,
For this is not the end.
His memory lives amongst us,
Times we both laughed and cried,
I cannot bare to lose him,
But one day, we all must die
I hear his voice within me,
and his funny little laugh
So many things remind me;
Of times that are now gone past.
I knew of no-one who hated him,
He was the apple of every eye
Any conflicts, we all once had
are now by the by.
"Just thought about you so much today"
"Just want to sincerely thank everyone who hasn't forgotten my baby, my mother and my sister. They were rocks in my life and I was blessed to be a part of their lives. This poem however I dedicate to my boy, the light in my life, the blood in my veins.. Bengino Mommy will never forget you and I miss and love you very much!!!
We Walked Together
We walked together, you and I,
A mother and her son.
We had hopes and dreams for tomorrow,
But tomorrow didn't come.
We walked together, you and I.
We talked, we laughed, we loved.
We shared so many happy times
And for that, I thank God above.
We walked together, you and I,
But only for a short time.
For all too soon it ended
Leaving broken hearts behind.
And even though I miss you,
More than words can say,
I thank God that I got to walk with you
Every moment of each day....
"Bengino Dodard, I love you. That's exactly how I feel about you and every little thing reminds me of that each day. I appreciate all the memories I have with you and enjoy the fact that those memories keeps you alive within me. I've never met someone like you so I'm very grateful to have shared a special bond with you. I never stop missing you Bengy."
"The scriptures give us hope that one day "The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever" 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17
See you soon Bengy!
For family and friends: Please be encouraged by these words.
Love: Aunty Judy"
"Wow I can't believe its been 7 years since you have been gone, Everyone from Excelsior, still misses you and talks about you like you never left. I can still literally remember your smile and all the nice things you did, Rest In Peace Bengy, We will love/miss you"
"Bengy I love you sooo much and i can't believe it's already been 7 years.. I miss you everyday and I seriously can still faintly hear our laughter from time to time. You were just such a amazing kid!! I'm so glad I had a chance to know you.. You've impacted my life so much .. Keep watching out for us and your sister !! I love you bro"
"Seven years ago today three very important people in my family were taken away from us quite unexpectedly.. This pain still haunts my family till this day but as a whole we are understanding that God's Will will be done. I trust in my God .. So today I will not be sad. Bengy Grandma &; Auntie Chrismen I have not forgotten you and I love you very much ❤️❤️#RIP #92307 #family #love #cherishthememories #bringlifetothememories"
"7 years to the day and you have not been forgotten! You are terribly missed and I hope you are enjoying yourself wherever you are, looking down on all of us."
"Happy birthday Bengy. It has been 7 years and you're already 19 years old but I wish you were here because it's just not the same without you. I miss you a lot and I'm sure the rest of the family miss you too. You're were a bro to me and I love you. Its been a little bit rough without you but when I think about you, my face just suddenly light up and it's like everything is okay. I have known you for 4 years and felt that we had a bond from playing video games, making jokes, and more. Even though you were way older than me you still treated me equally. If you were here, i'm sure you would definitely rock everybody's world. Have a happy 19 birthday and we will be with you in one day in Heaven. Rest in Peace.
Love truly, your little man."
"Happy birthdayy Benji!! I can't believe it's been 7 years already. I hope you're having a great time in heaven. Love you baby cousin! <3"
"Happy Birthday Bengy,you are missed a lot. Our parties aren't the same because you are not around only God knows why. Our faith in him will help us to cope with this tragic loss.
"Happy 19th Birthday Bengy. You were a funny,loving boy who knows how to get what he wants. I hold on to our good memories to make through life one day at a time. I miss you very much and you will be always in my thoughts and my heart.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENGYY...it would of been your 19th birthday i wish we could of have a birthday party for you..you already know it would of been live and memorable..time just flew so fast you know things havent been the same without you but your sister,christella, is getting really big and shes in school and everything! :D...i really do miss you and your enthusiatic personality, you really knew how to brighten up someones day! So i just wanted to say that i Love you bro :*"
"❤️❤️ Oh my sweet Bengy.. Happy Birthday My Love.. You are remembered..cherished.. Treasured.. Loved.. Thought About.. We still celebrate your life and live in the reminisce of your beautiful smile.. Watch Out For Us My Angel"
"Happy Birthday! Its been seven years and I still remember the sound of your laughter and that's actually the first thing that comes to mind when I think about you. I wish that you were still here so that we could laugh together on your special day. I will be forever thankful for having you as a part of my life because you mean so much more to me than anyone would ever know. You were like a brother to me and I will always love and miss you."
"My flesh and my heart faileth: but you are the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. Bengy you are truly missed.
Love: aunty Judy"
"Happy Birthday Bengy! Now 19 years old and my final memories of you never leave me. I would have loved to have spent more time with you, have more memories. But when we are called to be with the lord we must go, therefore I wish you the best and I'm sure you are smiling happily right now in heaven, celebrating your special day."
"It has been 7 years since you passed. I'm suppose too be studying but here I am thinking about you. Words cannot expressed how much you are missed. I know you are in a better place and I know you are watching over us. You made me realize how precious the simple things in life are. You are a beautiful soul and I know we will meet again...someday R.I.P BENGINO"
"I Remember The First Day I Came Into Excelsior 2007 In The 7th Grade, I Was So Shy To Speak To Anyone, And You Were The First Person To Come Up And Speak To Me, I Remember The Day You Died, Mr. King Came Into Room With The Devastating News And Told Us. I Was So Shocked And Emotional. But In The Short Time Ive Known You, I Knew That You Were A Wonderful Person, Full Of Energy, RIP Bengy"
"Hey baby bro! I miss you like crazy and really words can't express how much I would love to just hold your hand one more time or just share one last joke with you.. Today has been a tough day for me.. I thought about you a lot and I just couldn't help but smile because every memory is just another smile. Where ever you are from the heavens above I hope you're sending love! Love you!"
"They say to never cry about what is gone but smile because it was here, so that is what i will do. I will always remember the time we spent at Atlantic city that one summer, and we spent the whole night talking, laughing and playing cards. It was great because i felt like I bonded with you despite our age difference, that memory that puts a smile on my face all the time. Love you forever!"
"I miss you so much bengino. I will never forget you. I miss all of the fun we would have when we went on vacation together. I feel like i had one son and god took him but god is all knowing and i know you have gone to the right place."
"Jesus said,"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
I have no doubt in my mind that Jesus had a plan for you. Bengy may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Love aunty Judy"
"I can't believe that 5 years have already passed but no matter how much time has separated us, I won't get over the fact that I've lost someone so precious to me. I remember the sound of your laughter because it spreads the gift of joy which you always brought to those around you. No matter how old I am, I'll never forget you because I'll always have a special place in my heart for you."
"Facing the death of a close friend and a family member, is always difficult. There are things we feel we want to say or do, but not sure if they are the way we should react. It is always nice to offer comfort to those who grieve. We never can go wrong with that.
"Love always, jayden""
"I miss you with all my heart Bengy. I feel lthat I eft behind without you, but I know you would want me to move on and live a happy life. Thank you for all the good moments that we had.
"Love always, Jayden""
"Hey Bengi.......... Just want you to know how dearly you are missed !!! Its been hard on us that you left behind. Especially your mom and dad. We still dont understand why God needed you to come back home to him at such a young age and we probably never will. Just know that you are always on our mind and in our hearts. We love you. And one day we WILL see you again. xoxoxoxoxo"
"Hey Benji! I really miss you. I'm in bed right now and I can't sleep because I'm thinking about how much I miss you. I can't believe it's already been more than 5 years since you went to heaven. I remember like it was yesterday; that phone call that made me crumble. I'll never forget your beautiful smile that showed me your beautiful soul. I love you cuzzo <3"
"I stood tall I had your love I had it all I'm grateful for each day (12 years) you gave me . Maybe I don't know that much but I know this much is true I was blessed because I was " LOVED BY YOU"
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU"
"My voice When I couldn't speak, you were my eyes when I couldn't see you saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I couldn't reach you gave me faith coz you believed Em everything I am Because you LOVED me.
You gave me wings and made me fly you touched my hand I could touch the sky I lose my faith you gave it back to me you said no star was out of reach you stood by me and"
"For all those times you stood by me. For all the truth that you made me see. For all the joy you brought to my life. For all the wrong that you made right. For every dream you made come true. For all the love I found in you I'll be forever thankful MY SON you the one who held me up never let me foll, you're the one who saw me though it all. You were my strength when I was weak, you were"
"I was able to find strength to not only take my test but pass it with flying colors! You are always in my thoughts and always in my heart! I love you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"
"happy birthday Bengy!!! i miss you so much, our song (Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion) came on today while i was studying for my accounting midterm.. I cried a little thinking about how much we use to have and how much fun we could have been having today.. But i knew you wouldnt want me to cry today especially not before a midterm.. So instead i used your memories as fuel for laughter."
"Happy birthday bengy! Finally 18 years old but I wish you were here so we can have an actual birthday party. I miss you a lot, some things that I do during the day remind me of you. Have fun where ever you are and remember we're always thinking about you. Sincerely, katiana"
"Happy birthday Bengy but it feels empty without you here and even though I miss you,life is not the same at all. I remember how you used to tell me that my birthday is a special day because I'm the special part about it. You are also special but not only on your birthday but everyday to me, your family and friends. I genuinely still think about you and I will never forget you. Happy 18 yrs"
"Happy birthday Bengy, I miss you soo much. I love you with all my heart . God bless you. Please watch over me and your lovely little sister christella and the family. I think of you as my big brother when you use to protect me from getting spanking. For your birthday I got you (legume and rice)
"Isaiah 25:8 "The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces" especially for your mom, dad, family members and friends.
Bengy you are truly missed.
Love: Aunty Judy"
"You have left some sad hearts and empty spots but you are at peace and we will live on, for you, as you would have wanted it !"
"We miss you sunshine"
"Your lovely sister said hi n we love you more then anything"
"Hey little Bro! i just wanted to stop by and tell you how much i miss you and how hard it is to see everyone else miss you too.. I'm happy that you're watching over us however and i will always remember you. I love you hunny"
"I missed you sooooooo much and I love you more n more n more everyday"
"Bengi, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I know you're smiling down on us right now. I love you cousin and I shall see you in another life. Give your Grandma and Auntie a kiss for me <3"
"Hey sweetheart... Just wanted to stop by and say that you are truly and honestly missed. You were always a ray of sunshine to be around. You always had some story to share... Continue to be that sweet and kind boy you were here on earth.
"i miss you little man.. i know youre watching over me. i love you sooo much!"
"Bengy was a sweet heart and I miss him and love him forever. He taught me a valuable lesson that I would need to get through life. I hope you're happy wherever you are. Have a happy new year and he can never be forgotten.
"Time like this is very hard for the family to deal with. But knowing Bengy, he will want us to be happy. So let us try to do it in remembrance of him.
Love, aunty Judy"
"I miss you more than I can ever imagine.I remember when you used to go to aunt Paula's house I used to tell her that you are the air I breathe. Sometimes I feel that I am short of breath and I'm looking for that air to breathe. But when your sister hugs me and tells me " I love you sooooooo much" I remember when you used to say the same thing and that helps me to breathe again."
"Bengy was an honest person who showed kindness to those around him. He easily makes others happy with his gentle smile.
"I met Bengino a couple of times but I really knew him through his Mom who always talks about him. Before he was born and since he passed, she has never stopped being his best fan. The intensity of her love for him will not fade away, ever. May he rest in peace !"
"Hi Bengy, I love you so much and you're always on my mind that you can never be forgotten by me. I miss you so much bengy. You're awesome in every way and kept my life going on. When i was around you I had so much fun. When i was mad you cheer me up. You always made my day perfect.
Love always, Jaden"
"Hi Bengy, I miss you a lot and love you more than you can ever imagine. You always been right by my side. You protect me from danger when I’ve been a bad boy. I wish I could someday have a kind loving heart like you. You were always there for me and I thank you so much that I can’t express it in my own words.
""Bengy you are a son that every mother would dream of. I miss you a lot. Love , Aunty Judy""
"Bengy I love you so much and I miss you. You were like my big brother and I felt safe when I was around you. I love you so much that you’re always on my mind. When people say I look like you, I feel proud. Because of you I have changes in my life. I’m trying to be good just like you were.
"Hey baby bro! Just stopping by to say I miss you! I've been thinking about you lately... I just can't wait for us to reunite. Watch over us man.. Its kind of crazy down here. But your memory really keeps me going. I love you soo much :)"
"Hi big bro. This is not Jayda, this is your little man Jaden. I really miss you and I need you with me. I remember when I used to do things to get in trouble with your mom and you would always be there to rescue me. I try not to misbehave and I want to help Christella stay happy. Oh I want to keep aunty Nanouse and uncle Ben happy too. I love you a lot and I miss you more."
"Christella has such a great brother and I will help do your job as an older sibling. I love you always from your little jj."
"We have always been together and I still think about you. I really miss those days when we would be the life of a party, when we used go to amusements parks every summer, and especially when we went to each others houses for hours doing so many silly things together. You were my best friend and such a good person."
"I am praying that God will grant me the privilege to meet him again oneday.
Love, Auntie Judy"
"Five years have passed since I lost a wonderful young soul. I think of Bengy every day. I miss spending time with him, laughing together, and I definitely miss hugging him. Words cannot express how much I love him so I want to continue celebrating his life. I am sure that he is in heaven because of his good deeds and kind heart."
"I love you soooooooo much."
"i feel like someone is missing now when we go on vacation..there isn't anyone to makes us all laugh.. i loved the way you cherished your mom and the way you sang with her.. i will never forget you..you made such an impact on all the lives you touched."
"hey Bengy I really miss you! i remember all of the family outings to the beach and vacations that we use to go on.. your company was always so welcomed because you always knew how to keep everyone laughing telling us jokes about.your mom..i truly felt like i had a son and i carry your picture around with me everyday. i love you so much and i miss you a lot."
"(part 2) Even though i didnt know how to play very well but it was still fun. It was cool having a cousin who was only one year older you know..you were like a big brother to me...We went to the same school which was pretty cool and everything else about you is awesome. Bengy wherever you are i Miss you and i love you from the bottom of my heart!Big bro <3 :)"
"Hey Big cuzzo..you may not know me as DeeDee Nellis but you do know me as Dorothy,Dory, and especially Dodo lol...going on this page makes me miss you even more..i think about the times we spent and shared. The times we had at your house were very memorable i will never forget them..we had a lot of fun while we were young..playing smackdown,dragon ball Z on your play station. (part 1)"
"I can't forget the first time I saw you. You were a little one year old baby so cute just like an angel in Heaven. I would of never imagined you would leave so soon but I know for sure you are going to be the angel on the last day when Jesus returns. That gives courage to keep praying for your family and you because I know one day we'll see you again."
"I think about you everyday. Your were such an amazing cousin and I miss you with all of my heart. I hope you are happy where ever you are."
"I remember that day you were going to school and you waved at me while I waited for the train at the Cortelyou Rd platform. You looked so handsome and angelic as always. I smiled and waived back at you and was amazed that you had remembered me. You made my day that day. I will always remember that."
"You were my strength when i was weak, You were my voice when I couldn't speak, You were my eyes when i couldn't see, You saw the best there was in me, Lifted me up when i couldn't reach, You gave me strength cuz you believe, I'm everything I am Because you loved me"
"I remember singing this song with you Bengy! Your mom loved hearing us sing it together, and she still really loves it now. You are my inspiration little bro and you will truly be forever missed and never forgotten"
"To my handsome, baby boy, whom I miss so much. I want you to know you are always on my mind, in my thoughts and in my heart every day. Every morning when I wake up you are the first person on my mind. When I think of the things we did together it makes me smile. Your gentle & kind heart as allowed me to be a better person and a better mom to your baby sister. Love always, Mommy"
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