Marion O. Benson

Jun 12, 2017
Marion Benson

Hope — Marion Olive Benson, 85, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Appleton Nov. 8, 1931, she was the daughter of Charles Edson and Marguerite Leola (Bean) Griffin. A 1950 graduate of Appleton High School, she married George Donald Benson in Waltham, Mass., April 13, 1956.

Marion and George lived for many years in Simonton’s Corner in Rockport, where they raised their children. A loving wife, mother and homemaker, Marion was always very busy sewing and knitting for her large family. Marion also helped George when he operated a restaurant at their home.

A longtime member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden, she was active in the Ladies Mission Circle. Marion was most pleased several years ago when her granddaughter, Shaina, joined the group while she was still in high school.

Marion was predeceased by her son, Roland “Ricky” Benson. Surviving is her husband, George D. Benson Sr., of Hope; eight children, Kerry Collins (Julie) of Warren, Deb Samuel (Sundar) of New York, Daniel Benson (Gloria) of Rockland, Donald Benson (Kelly) of Lincolnville, Jody Benson, Connie Overlock (Patrick), all of Hope, Patrick Benson (Andrea) of Camden, and George Benson Jr. (Jodelle) of Rockport; a sister; Beverly Sternloff, of Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden, with the Rev. Adam Kohlstrom officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Hope Grove Cemetery in Hope.

If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden, ME 04843. Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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