In Loving Memory of Dolores Benson

October 05, 1927
Fairfield, CT
November 20, 2018
Southport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Sunday 3-6 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

November 25, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Monday, November 26, 2018 11:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

November 26, 2018

Family Gathering


Dolores E. Benson

Dolores E. Benson, age 91, of Southport, beloved wife of the late Benjamin D. Benson, Sr., passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Born in Fairfield, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Cavanaugh, she had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. A graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, Dolores worked for many years as a traffic reporter for WICC and WMMM Radios referring to her report as “Classy Lassie’s Traffic”, where she developed a large and enthusiastic following. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who cherished time spent with her family. Survivors include four beloved children, Timothy D. Benson and his wife Mary of Central Square, NY, James V. Benson and his wife Lou Anne of Milford, Benjamin D. (Bing) Benson, Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Southport and Joan E. Benson of Orlando, FL; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; three sisters, Jean Cushion of West Haven, Barbara Cavanaugh of Westport and Joan Cavanaugh of Fairfield; a sister-in-law, Ethel Cavanaugh of Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Donald Cavanaugh and a sister Isabelle Broadhurst. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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4 Guestbook Entries for Dolores E. Benson

  1. Bing,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. I know this is a hard pill to swallow, just know you were there with her until the end. You have her close to your heart, filled with all the loving memories. Mama Benson is at rest now.


  2. To the entire Benson and Cavanaugh family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Del was one of the most amazing people I have ever known. I will cherish every memory I have. I am so grateful that God allowed her and Uncle Ben to helps shape my life from an early age. My love to you all.

    Jennifer Romano

  3. My deepest condolence to all. I remember Dell well. She was a constant in many of our lives that either grew up on Arbor or spent a good deal of time there. She was a good friend to many and a great mom. May she rest peacefully 🙏🏼💞

  4. Greetings …
    I just happened to spot this, and I am compelled to say that Dolores (Classy) was an absolute joy to work with, and especially to know , back during the WMMM radio days … my profound condolences to each and every one in the family. Dolores was a pro and a very special lady