In Loving Memory of Glenn R. Benton

October 28, 1924
Fairfield, CT
April 17, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Glenn's Residence

A Gathering to Celebrate Glenn's Life

56 Yarrow Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:00 p.m.


Family Gathering


CT Hospice

100 Double Beach Road,
CT 06405

Glenn R. Benton

Glenn R. Benton, age 94, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late A. Susan Benton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the CT Hospice, Branford. Born in Fairfield, the son of the late Grover Cleveland Benton and Freida Belle Benton, he had been a town resident all of his life. A 1942 graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, Glenn proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in General Patton’s Army seeing action in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Following the War, Glenn began his lengthy career in the automotive business. He worked for his father’s business, Benton Motors and later Bob Sharp Motors which later became Bruce Bennett Nissan. Glenn proudly was still working into his 93rd year. He was a life member of Fidelity-St. John’s Lodge # 3 A.F. & A. M. and a life member of the Fayerweather Yacht Club. Glenn loved boating and fishing, but above all else, spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his beloved daughter, Bonnie B. Lindsay and her husband David of Fairfield; two loving grandchildren, Ian Lindsay of Colorado and David Lindsay, II and his wife Ricki Ford of Fairfield; two young men Glenn considered as his grandsons, Rich Ericsson of Fairfield and Tom McCarthy of West Haven; three cherished great grandchildren, C.J., Brody and Maggie Lindsay; a sister, Beverly Woodward of Florida and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving daughter, Sue Ann Benton and a brother, Bruce Benton. The family will receive friends to celebrate Glenn’s life Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at 56 Yarrow Road in Fairfield. In lieu of flowers friends may consider a donation in Glenn’s memory to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Brian and Rochelle from VNS of CT for the care and compassion provided to Glenn during his illness. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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23 Guestbook Entries for Glenn R. Benton

  1. I am without words but full of love and compassion for Bonnie and their children and grandchildren, also for the extended family, too many to name.

  2. After a long, rich and full life, Glenn has gone to God where he will find his wife, his brother and his daughter. And with them, he will look down on the rest of you, his wonderful family and friends. May you find comfort in each other and in the knowledge that, at every turn, you did your best to help him live his life the way he wished to. My thoughts are with you all……..

  3. Miss you Gramps! Sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye one last time. You’ll always be in my thoughts. Love you always.

  4. My memories of my Uncle Glen (extended family) are as fond as they are long. I remember him always as a tall, sweet, gentle, smiling man with sincere happy eyes and a warm smile. He listened, heard and spoken little. He loved and was so proud of his daughters, my cousins SueAnn and Bonnie and his love of his mom and dad (Grandma and Grandpa Benton) was admirable. His journey is now moving on and we will miss him. Uncle Glen was one of the good guys, and I loved him.

  5. Bonnie and family, my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your loving dad Glenn. May your happy memories always keep him alive in your heart.

  6. We enjoyed seeing Glenn at Bonnie and Dave’s house. He was a quiet man but always had a smile on his face. He loved his family. Rest In Peace. God Bless his family.

  7. Dear Bonnie and family, we are thinking of all of you, and sending love and prayers of comfort in the passing of your dad (gramps).

  8. Glenn Rest in Peace,I knew Glenn from Benton Motors Kingsway Fairfield Connecticut many many years ago.Glenn a true gentleman gave good sales and service great automotive knowledge.

  9. Bonnie, Dave, Ricky, Ian & Family,
    May you cherish the time you had with him. He was special. Thinking of you.
    Hugs and Love, Bonnie, Mark & Garrett

  10. He lived a full life with much to be proud of. With sympathies to Bonnie and the family. You have many memories to cherish. May he Rest In Peace.

  11. Glen’s daughter Sue-Anne was my best friend in high school…He, his wife and both daughters welcomed me into their home and took care of me over the summer of 1967 when my family was in turmoil…The Benton family taught me how to laugh again during a rough time in my life…Glen was a great dad to his kids and for a short time, he was my dad too…RIP Mr. B…Give SueAnne and Mrs. B., my love.

  12. Thanks Uncle Glenn for your kindness and unconditional love. I have many fond memories of my childhood with you, Aunt Sue, SueAnn and Bonnie. I will always remember your laugh that was heard often. You kindness always made me feel special. I still have a picture of you with my son on your lap at the Aquarium at one of my trips back home. Your gifts of laughter, unconditional love and kindness qualities live on through Bonnie.

  13. Glenn was truly loved by his daughter Bonnie and family. May he find peace in Heaven and perhaps a part time job moving cars around!!

  14. Mr. Benton. You were a very hard working man. So sorry you had to suffer So long. Now you’re with your wife and daughter. You will be missed. 💖🌅

  15. Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Glenn was one of the coolest guys I’d ever had the privilege to know. May your happy memories live on in your hearts forever.

  16. I met Glenn as a customer who soon I adored. He would share stories about the war and history with me. He truly was a beautiful person who lived a full life and was so loved. I’m grateful to have met him and to have taken the time to get to know him. My thoughts are with his family and I sent deepest condolences.

  17. Great man, enjoyed working with him at NY DMV, always a smile and friendly words to everyone. My thoughts are with Glen’s family and their loss. Glad for time I had with him.