RE: Ben Benson ’55, Past Director, Manhattan College Alumni Relations, RIP
Good Afternoon All,
It is with sadness that I share the news that Ben Benson was called home early this morning. Tom McCarthy spoke with Rosanne who is doing as well as can be expected and she shared the following information.
There will be no Wake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this Friday, November 3, 2017 at:
We pray for the repose of Ben’s soul. We pray for Ben’s Wife, Rosanne and their Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they find some peace in the certain knowledge that this good man is in God’s eternal embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. As Tom said, Ben was a good friend and a great Jasper. He will be missed. Thank you Tom. Thank you all. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Benson, Ben [MC1955 RIP]
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Benjamin Howard Benson
Benjamin Howard Benson, 85, a longtime resident of Greenwich, passed away on October 31, 2017.
Ben was born in Meriden, CT, the only child of Benjamin W. and Adelaide Frances Gracey Benson.Ben graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, CT in 1950; he was the co-captain of the football team. He then attended Cheshire Academy, graduating in 1951. Ben went on to graduate from Manhattan College in 1955 where he was President of the Marketing Club and a member of Sigma Beta Kappa.Mr. Benson was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Much of his professional career was spent in sales and marketing, retiring in 1995 as Vice President of Military Sales at Nabisco.
Ben was the loving and devoted husband of Rosella Summa Benson for 59 years. He is the devoted father of Margaret, Charles (Sharon), and Paul (Kathleen). Ben loved his grandchildren, Ben, Mac and Gus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday November 3, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at St Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North St., Greenwich, CT. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ben Benson Scholarship Fund: Manhattan College, Office of Planned Giving, 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy., Riverdale, NY 10471.
Published in GreenwichTime on Nov. 1, 2017
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