Robert D. Benson

April 25, 1950March 30, 2010

Robert Benson, 59, a long time resident of Marblehead, passed away after a short illness on March 30, 2010 surrounded by his family.

The beloved father of Lindsay and Benjamin of Marblehead; the devoted brother of Marie Rahilly of Saugus; and Joyce Benson of LA; and the former loving husband of Gayle Benson of Salem.

Robert was an avid lover of the ocean, enjoyed spending time on the beaches of Cape Ann, boating, fishing and being with his children. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten in our hearts.

A graveside service will be held at Waterside Cemetery, 294 West Shore Drive, Marblehead on Saturday, April 3 at 12PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Memorial visitation will begin at 10AM at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead.


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August 9, 2016

I was thinking of you yesterday and now feel so sad that I was not in touch. Terrible. I had no idea you had been ill and here it is all these years later. You were a great friend and help when my life was falling apart in 2000. So sad for your family and I do not know if Ben will remember me. Late regards, Dianna Powell Ventura Swampscott

R j Wiley

March 8, 2012

Lindsey and Ben very sorry for your loss your dad taught me a lot about construction he was a great guy who loved you both a lot

Chas McKenna

April 3, 2010

Dear Gayle,Lindsay and Benjamin, Kids,your mother may remember me. I met and got to know your father at the Playoff Racquetball Club. Those years and the good times we had, were some some of the best years of my life. Bob was part of them and will never be forgotten here. He was so much fun to be around, always quick to smile or laugh. Since then, we got together a few times with Sak and Beanie but not often enough. I regret that. He never failed to mention how much he loved his kids. Although our friendship together was brief, it has and will last a lifetime for me. It was an honor to know him. Bob, my friend, I will miss you and look forward to meeting again someday.

April 3, 2010

Lindsay and Ben, so sorry to hear about your Dad. When Bill and I saw Bob at the Barnicle, he always gave me a hug. He was a good man and you were both good to him. He always spoke highly of you both with much love. Love and regards, Judy and Bill Murray

Ana Moretto

April 2, 2010

Lindsay, Ben, Gayle, Auntie Marie and to the entire Benson Family,

Having grown up with Lindsay and her family I have so many happy memories with them. From the summers on the beach in Gloucester, to the big Italian feasts at Auntie's. Bob will always be one of the best fathers I have ever known. I am so sorry for your loss.

With all my love and prayers...

Libby and Michael

April 2, 2010

Dear Lindsay and Ben- We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. We got to know him very well over the years when we would all meet at "the office" on Front Street. He has visited us at the house several times, and we have had a lot of laughs that we will always remember and cherish. He had a really good heart and he loved you two more than anything.

Harriet Beach

April 2, 2010

Dear Lindsay and Ben, I have only known your father for five years but he made my life a happier place. We first met when my car broke down on Tedesco St. as he followed me onto a side street, fixed the problem and sent me on my way; he was my knight in shining armor and we have been friends ever since, along with so many others who loved his dry wit and humor; and I saw a soft, sensitive side of your father. I know how very much you'll miss him because I know how much he loved you both and spoke of you often saying "they're good kids"! We all will miss him but he will never be forgotten. You and the family will remain in my prayers. God Bless, Harriet

Mary Komola

April 2, 2010

My deepest sympathy on your loss, am a very good friend of "Cynthia"----Mary

Maureen (Daniels) Twiss

April 2, 2010

Marie & Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Mary Caico

April 2, 2010

So many great memories come to mind when I think of Bobby...I have known him since high school...meeting him through Billy when we first started dating back in 1969; then he was in our wedding in 1972 and was a part of our lives for so long...we lost touch, but as luck would have it, we bumped into him at Devereaux Beach about 7 years ago and what a wonderful "reunion" we had that day..and he was back in our lives once again...I will always remember his wit, dry sense of humor and just the good person that he was...Billy and I both will miss him and I will never forget how I always laughed when he was around...he was a great guy!

Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time...

With our love and prayers,
Billy and Mary Caico