Benjamin Kenneth (Mayer) delGiudice born December 18th 1973 in Rutland Vermont, son of Diana E. Reed Crosby delGiudice and William F. delGiudice of Kennebunk Maine. Survived by Donald J. Mayer of Lindale, Georgia; brothers, Donnie B Mayer of Kennesaw Georgia, and Timothy Mayer of New Hampshire and sister, Kathleen A. Mayer of Castleton Vermont along with many nieces and nephews. Benjamin graduated from Trussville Alabama high school in 1992 and Auburn University Alabama in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Forestry with a Zoology minor. In May 2010 Benjamin received a Degree in Elementary Special Education from Castleton State University, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Benjamin traveled extensively throughout many countries including Egypt, Germany, Italy, France and Israel with his favorite being Africa having a passion for Cape Town and fighting malaria, bringing mosquito nets for the children there. Benjamin was a member of the Wildlife Society, the Sierra Club, Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society as communications coordinator and many others. He had a love for Disney Land and visited there often. While in college he worked at McCormick and Schmick’s restaurant from 2000 to 2008 to pave his way through school and travels. In his most recent years he resided here in Atlanta with his partner Mattison Hruda as an entrepreneur and business owner creating and customizing fans for his startup “Fans by Fondue”. Contributions can be made in Benjamin’s name to Elephants.com (a Tennessee Sanctuary) or Water4.org.

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  1. Benjamin was the only non-family member to visit me often here at the nursing home where I’ve lived since my car accident in 2013. I will definitely miss him. He definitely made the world a better place! I hope he knew how special he was to me, and that I loved him.

  2. We spent little time together but the times we did spend together I greatly enjoyed.
    The music and talks. Chitchat at the kitchen table both on North Rd and on Park were always interesting.
    You definitely had me thinking!!!
    I am blessed to have met you and blessed to be apart of your families lives!!! Always know you will be missed and adored by so many.
    May you Rest In Peace!
    Love you!

  3. In your short life you have accomplished many things. I know that heaven will be a better place with you there but you will be missed down here by all who were fortunate to know you. I hope that you will rest in peace. Chuck and Steffanie Whitehead

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  4. Ben, you were (and are) a unique person and so very special because of your gift of energy and laughter to all those around you. I’ll never forget your enthusiasm for going to concerts like 4Him and getting us backstage to actually meet 4Him in person. You had something about you that will never be copied. I am so glad I got to call you my friend. Love to you looking down on us from heaven!

  5. Ben lived with me for a little while in Birmingham Alabama and was such a sweet guy always helping and never complaining about my mess lol. I’ll never forget the ski trip that he,Brian Davis and I took to visit his family in Rutland Vt. We drove for 18 hours straight in a dodge shadow with so much luggage that there was only a small space in the back seat but it was one of my most favorite trips. We even stopped in New York to catch a matinee of Cats the musical. I’m sure he is listening or watching some Disney movie as I write this, Ben you will truly be missed but never forgotten love

  6. Benjamin,I never had the Privilege of meeting You Personally,but came to Know you in a short period of time,from your precious Mother..My husband Jim and I would have been honored to meet You, It showed with Everything you Accomplished, what an Intelligent,Loving,Caring Human Being , Who loved life,and Touched All who passed your Way.You truly left a Legacy on This Earth…Rest in Peace Precious Benjamin…Sincerely,Jim&KarenKinder

  7. I knew Benjamin while working with him in Atlanta at a restaurant called Chequers. He was very kind and a gentle person. We had alot of fun working together.
    I had never met his mother , Diane, but now that I have talked to her only through texting I know Benjamin was loved and adored by her. I will pray for her and the entire family.
    I miss you Benjamin and I will see you when I come home.

  8. I guarantee you Ben is dancing with Michael Jackson right now. You were an awesome human being, and it was wonderful to be your friend.

  9. I had the great pleasure of working with Ben at McCormick and Schmick’s as well as Chequers. His infectious laugh is something I will remember for years to come. He was kind, funny, smart and an amazing story teller. The world will truly be a sadder place without him in it.

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