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Donald Wayne Benjamin

January 15, 1950October 2, 2020

Donald W. Benjamin, age 70, entered into eternal rest on Friday October 2nd with his family near. Don was the beloved husband of Sharon F. Benjamin (Dominice) and a 30 year resident of Old Saybrook, CT. Born in Johnson City, NY to Augustin and Mary (Petrick) he attended J.C. High School and was captain of the wrestling team. He went on to attend Broome County College and Central Connecticut State University earning a degree in business. Don was a sales member of the A-Copy America family for 40 years, a job he loved and where he and Sharon made lifelong friends. Besides his devoted wife Don leaves his daughter Jennifer (Wissuchek) and husband Scott and grandchildren Lyndsay and Michael, son Scott Lukas and wife Magdalena (Perkowski) and granddaughter Isabella. He is also survived by sisters Shirley (Marshall), Bonnie (Miller), brothers Larry and Dennis Benjamin as well as many nieces and nephews. “Benji” is warmly thought of by so many who remember him as generous, funny, always willing to help out. In loving memory donations can be made to The Ron Foley Foundation for pancreatic cancer research. Ronsrun.org. Ron Foley Foundation, 1000 Farmington Ave, Suite 108A, West Hartford, CT 06107.

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Maggie & Doug Eldredge

October 15, 2020

Sharon and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Don. He was a character that always lit up a room. His stories, charisma, and love for life is what we remember and will miss most. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the extended family. xo

Daniel Marshall

October 14, 2020

To Sharon, Scott, Jennifer and Family,
To Mom, Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Dennis & Uncle Larry

My heart aches for the loss of my Uncle Don. (And your husband, dad, brother and more) While we are all glad that he is not hurting any longer, that doesn't lessen the pain we feel now. Our family memories of him from my earliest childhood days are completely full of laughter and joy. The best way I can describe the times we spent together was that he was a super bright light and the room always lit up around him. And we all felt great to be around him. The world is truly a little bit darker now without his light. He is loved and my families prayers are with the entire Benjamin family.

Love,
Dan Marshall & Family (Melanie, Sam & Megan)

Michelle Mikael Bjorkman

October 13, 2020

Dear Sharon and family. Please know that Mikael and I are thinking about you at this very difficult time. Don was a great friend with a contagious smile and great sense of humor. We certainly are going to miss those VW bus rides for lunch! Thoughts and prayers to all of your ❤️

Lynne Brewer

October 11, 2020

Dear Sharon,
Thinking of you on the loss of your beloved husband. May all your special memories help comfort you at this difficult time.

Fondly,
Lynne Brewer

Betty & Sal Martelle

October 9, 2020

Dear Sharon and Family,
It is with "Great Sadness" we learned today of Don's passing. He was a truly warm, inviting individual, who we had the pleasure of knowing as both friend and neighbor. I know how much he loved you all and how proud he was of you. My warmest recollections are of him working in his yard ( which we all know it as his private joy!) and showing me all his new plantings each spring. If there is any way I can help at this very sad time please let me know. Our Hearts go out to all of you .........
In deepest Sympathy,
Betty and Sal Martelle

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