In Loving Memory of Connie Benson

April 07, 1932
Troy, NY
September 09, 2018
Easton, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Service

Mass of Christian Burial

655 Morehouse Road,
Easton,
CT 06612

Friday, September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Cemetery

Oaklawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

September 14, 2018

Family Gathering

Charity

Easton Garden Club

85 Burr Street,
Easton CT 06612



Constance A. Benson

Constance A. Benson (Connie), age 86 of Easton, died Sunday September 9, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald T. Benson, a businessman who served in World War II. Connie was born in Wynantskill, NY, raised by her Mother, Marion Foley whose grandparents left Ireland in the early 1800’s. After graduating from Troy Catholic High, Connie attended Syracuse University on an academic Scholarship. She graduated with a degree in nursing from Albany Medical College and worked in the field, before retiring to have a family. After marrying Don in 1956, they settled in Ramsey NJ in 1960, living in a neighborhood with many young families. During their 5 years in Ramsey, the family grew to include three children, life was lived to the fullest, and they made many lifelong friends. They moved to Easton in 1965, where she lived for 53 years, enjoying their community, surroundings, and Button Mill Pond. Connie was an avid swimmer and skater and would swim regularly with a group of friends and neighbors known as the “swim club”. Constance was a passionate gardener and conservationist. She served many terms as President of the Easton Garden Club and stayed active in that group after stepping down. She won the Conn State Conservation Award. She enjoyed watching and identifying living birds around her property, her favorite of which being bluebirds. She led wildflower rescue efforts and served on the Board of Easton’s Senior Park. She traveled extensively with Don in Latin America and Europe. She also took trips with the Garden Club. Maps and crossword puzzles fascinated her, as did biographies and financial investments. She was working crossword puzzles in at the hospital up to the day she passed and stayed involved in her investment club until the end. Survivors include sons, Dana Benson of Los Angeles CA, Val Benson and his wife Inger of Hermosa Beach CA, daughter Paula Evans of Santa Clara CA, and grandchildren Kendall, Riley, Erin, Keagan, and Avery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00am at Notre Dame Church, 655 Morehouse Road, Easton. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery 1530 Bronson Rd, Fairfield, CT.
In lieu of flowers we ask that contributions be made in her name to the Easton Garden Club, 85 Burr Street, Easton CT 06612. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com

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3 Guestbook Entries for Constance “Connie” Benson

  1. I always enjoyed it when Connie and my brother Ronnie got together. Every time, I learned something new about our heritage. Farewell my friend and cousin. Too many Fountains are leaving this Earth and all were blessed in their short time with us.

  2. My condolences to all of you on the loss of your mother. Ronnie and I enjoyed the times we got together with her.

  3. I was able to be a part of Ms. Benson’s care while she was a patient at the Medical Center and I just wanted to extend my condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.