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May 25, 2019
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Beloved Mother, Mary Benson, 94, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, in St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre.


Mary was born, August 13, 1924, daughter of Mary Austin and Edward Barrett.  Mary was an avid reader, loved playing cards with her friends and a crochet master.  She felt her greatest achievement was her six children.


Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Benson, sister, Marguerite Pettis, NJ and brother, Edward Barrett, VA.


She is survived by her children, Mary Ellen O’Shea (Sean) of Mountain Top; Ann Eckenrode (Jim) of Mountain Top; Thomas Benson Jr (Colleen) Kington; Terry Pahler (Chuck) Wilkes-Barre; Joan Swartwood (Mark) Mountain Top; Christopher Benson (Michelle) Wilkes-Barre; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.


The family is eternally grateful to Dr. Patrick Kerrigan, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, St. Luke’s Villa with a special thank you to the Second Floor Staff for their loving care and compassion.


Funeral service will be conducted on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 9:00 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Leo/Holy Family Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley.  Reverend Vincent Dang will officiate.  Interment will be in St. Marys Cemetery, Hanover Twp.


Friends are invited to join the family Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home and from 8:45 am until time of serve on Friday.


Memorial donations may be made to St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church or St. Luke's Employees Fund.

Donations may be made to:

St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church
33 Manhattan St., Ashley PA 18706
Tel: 1-570-825-6669

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