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Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76th Street, New York, NY

OBITUARY

Benjamin Thomas HARTFORD

April 27, 1992May 17, 2020

Benjamin Thomas HARTFORD was born on April 27, 1992 and passed away on May 17, 2020 and is under the care of Riverside Memorial Chapel.

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Jenny Mogavero

May 28, 2020

Dear Nora,

My heart goes out to you and your family at this incredibly difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

You will be in my thoughts.

- Jenny Mogavero


Sarah Jun

May 24, 2020

My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by Ben in their lives. I’ve learned a lot from him and will always remember his infectious energy and desire to create and enjoy life.
I have fond memories of us just being childlike adults.. pondering and drawing the future.. and he’d help me with my auditions once in a while. The bloopers and outtakes will be treasured by me throughout my life.
Oh Ben, Rest In Peace.
Love,
Sarah

Joanne Palermo-Schmitt

May 24, 2020

When more tears have shed than any mother can shed and the grief and ache becomes a dull creeping shadow that falls I will remember Benjamin as the wobbly toddler, fiery teen, devilishly handsome persuasive young man that crossed my path many Times and many years ago. Condolences to the entire family.
Sincerely Joanne

Alexandra Reynolds

May 21, 2020

Ben's energy was a force, you'd know anytime he walked into the room. I could spot him on a crowded street by his smile, and knowing it was for me felt like winning the lottery. You were so brave, with so many visions- you had a whole world in your head you were chasing. I know given the chance you would've done every last thing you dreamed of. I'm so grateful to know you, just being next to you felt like magic.
You are unforgettable and the world is at a loss without you. I always said we were different notes on the same octave and will always remember dancing the night away with you. Love always.

Cory Nicosia

May 21, 2020

Nora,
My deepest condolences for you and your family at this very difficult time.

-Cory Nicosia
NYSERDA

Terri Martyn

May 20, 2020

It was with great sadness that Terri and I heard about Ben's passing. Although we did not know Ben, we enjoyed reading some of the memories others shared. Please know that Terri and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Ginger Mold

May 20, 2020

When Ben was little and he would come to my house to play. We had a little three-legged cat, and Ben would always seek out the cat and pet him, and talk to him so tenderly. The cat would follow Ben as he ran around the yard in his little work boots. The relationship was a testament to Ben's empathetic and gentle nature.

Claire (Hartford) Georghiou

May 20, 2020

That smile...those dimples. Ben visited us in Cyprus and seemed so energized by his trip to Israel and the other destinations on his itinerary, ready to soak up the history, culture and food! wherever he went. I laughed when he said to me "Wow Claire, you really live in a foreign country!" I realized he was trying to make the abstract concrete, situate his perceptions with reality. Thoughtful and intelligent Ben. So glad we have that memory and other cousins' time to remember. Wish there were more to come.

Mary Ellen Hartford Alden

May 19, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. This seems unreal. My memories of Benjamin are at family gatherings where he always had that infectious smile with his dimples. He was always positive and looking forward. He was so bright and full of promise. Sometimes we are only granted a limited window of loved ones to walk among us. Rest In Peace Ben ,and May your family find peace too. Love your Aunt Mary Ellen ❤️🙏

Michelle Farnum

May 19, 2020

Jay and I have known Ben for so long.
He was just a little guy when he’d come to the office on Arch St. He’d charge in with all this energy. Ben would always find ways to keep busy and sometimes he’d get into things he shouldn’t. There might be a crash or a bang and you’d come out of the office and I’d be thinking, oh boy, I guess he’s in trouble. And there would be this moment when you looked him. And he’d look up at you. And then you would burst out laughing. He’d laugh too. You two had fun and you’d always look at each other so lovingly.

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