OBITUARY

Josephine Benson

August 18, 1924May 22, 2021

Josephine Deveau Benson of Old Lyme, at age of 96, died peacefully on May 22, 2021.

Josephine was born on August 18, 1924 in New London, the daughter of William and Agnes Deveau. She was a proud veteran of WWII where she served her country as a wave in the United States Navy. She married Robert Eugene Benson November 3, 1945 and started her family of 7 children.

She was a loving mother devoting her life to her children and grandchildren. Her door was always open to all who came to visit. She was an Ensign for the cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in the 1960’s. She was involved in local theatre where she won awards not only for her acting but also for playbill design. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, needle point and dancing.

She is predeceased by her husband Robert, daughter Vanessa Prevost, son-in-law Richard Hamilton, a brother, Stanley and 4 sisters, Martha, Lucy, Theresa and Lillian. She leaves behind Lamont and Debra Benson, Daniel and Carol Benson, Scott Benson, Son-in-law Charlie Prevost and daughters, Pamela Benson, Kathy Sievers and Marty Macha, Mary-Dawn Hamilton and sisters Marie St. Pierre and Barbara Leger. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Ave., Niantic, CT followed by a burial at East Lyme Cemetery, Flanders Rd., East Lyme, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Legion.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, June 11, 2021

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