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MARY BENSON

May 25, 2019

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Obituary

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.

To send flowers to MARY's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. WB
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Visitation
Friday
May 31, 2019

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. WB
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Funeral Service
Friday
May 31, 2019

9:00 AM
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. WB
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
May 31, 2019

9:30 AM
St Leo/Holy Rosary Parish
33 Manhattan St.
Ashley, PA 18706

Interment
Friday
May 31, 2019

10:30 AM
St Marys Cemetery
1534 South Main Road
Hanover Township, PA 18706

Donations

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

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