Stop & Shop celebrates 100th birthday of ‘Benny the Bagger’

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Bartholomeo "Benny" Ficeto was surprised with a 100th birthday party inside the store.PHOTO COURTESY OF STOP & SHOP
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Bartholomeo "Benny" Ficeto helped cut the ribbon on a dedicated veteran parking space in his honor at the Edison Stop & Shop.PHOTO COURTESY OF STOP & SHOP
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Bartholomeo "Benny" Ficeto, known as "Benny the Bagger" at the Edison Stop & Shop.PHOTO COURTESY OF STOP & SHOP
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Bartholomeo "Benny" Ficeto was surprised with a 100th birthday party inside the store.PHOTO COURTESY OF STOP & SHOP
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Bartholomeo "Benny" Ficeto helped cut the ribbon on a dedicated veteran parking space in his honor at the Edison Stop & Shop.PHOTO COURTESY OF STOP & SHOP
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Bartholomeo "Benny" Ficeto, known as "Benny the Bagger" at the Edison Stop & Shop.PHOTO COURTESY OF STOP & SHOP

World War II veteran worked at Edison store until pandemic hit

 

 

Stop & Shop celebrated the 100th birthday of longtime bag boy and World War II veteran, Bartholomeo “Benny” Ficeto, on Aug. 23 at the Stop & Shop located at 1049 Route 1 south in Edison.

Stop & Shop representatives, along with Ficeto and his family, cut the ribbon on a dedicated veteran parking space in his honor.

He was surprised with a birthday party inside the store.

 

Ficeto started working at Stop & Shop nearly 12 years ago in Bloomfield. He transferred to the Edison store about four years ago and continued to work there until the pandemic hit.

 

Ficeto served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a gunner on a B-25 Mitchell bomber, flying mostly over northern Africa and Italy, and has held other various jobs over his lifetime.

 

  • This information was provided by Stop & Shop.