Remembering an old friend today. Can't believe it's almost two years already. Miss you, Ben.
our visit to enjoy a vietnam reunion was priceless and left me with a memory of a Ben that told me he became a better man than i had known him to already be at my side during war. God bless .
To Meg and Sydney and all of Ben's family, I'm so sorry about Ben. The best words I can describe Ben; elegant, intelligent, generous, supportive, creative and a complete gentlemen who loved and adored you Meg and Sydney. Ben made this world a better place and he will be greatly missed. love, Cheryl, Barbara, Tina and Eva
TO Ben's Family. I just found out of your loss, please except my deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful man. I got to meet him at PA CLEANERS as a customer. He was a funny man. sadly missed. PA CLEANER'S CREW
Ben was a warm, kind, fun loving guy. While my time with him was limited, it was time I enjoyed and will always remember. See you in heaven Ben.
My heart and my prayers are with you Meg and Syd, as well as Lisa and Dwight.Ben was a wonderful human being. I was proud to be his bandmate and friend. They don't make them like that anymore. I will never forget him.
I remember Ben, Meg and Sydney well as friends of our family when my parents, Don and Mary Melville, were still in Worcester. I remember Ben as always smiling and being so supportive and delightful to be around. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Meg and Sydney. We are praying with you during this time.....
Meg, I am so sorry for your loss. Ben and I shared Worcester, Cannoli's and my sister Charlene. I am grateful that both you and Ben got a chance to meet her. I valued Ben's friendship and will miss him.
I had not long ago reconecced with Ben. We served in Vietnam together. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and the pain you must be going through.
Ben was one of my first guests at the Bordeaux,11 years ago.From the first time we met I knew we would be friends. Our shared passion for music and his Zen approach to life doubled by a great sense of humor turned each of his visits into invaluable moments that I will cherish forever. He will always be in my thoughts.
To Ben's family I would like to extend my deepest sympathy.
Meg and Sydney,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is not ours to know why someone we love is taken when he is. Ours is to find ways to celebrate the love and joy he brought into our lives. May God give you comfort and strength through your faith, family and friends as you grieve and celebrate Ben!
Peace to each of you,
I worked with Ben at Brother International for many years and he will be greatly missed. Ben was a true team player and always willing to help others. What a fantastic genuine soul. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you.
Meg, i am so sorry to hear about Ben. my deepest sympathy goes out to you in this very hard time, may God hold you tight.
Dear Meg and Sydney,
I have no idea what to say, Ben was such a wonderful person. you just cant express his loss in words... I am so pleased to be say that he was my friend! I know how much you both will miss him. I'll keep you in my prayers
After we stay and gather love that lights our days, we travel back to our original home to light the stars that lead the way
I was truly saddened to hear of Ben's passing. I worked with Ben at Brother for many years and I feel fortunate to have known him and work with him. Ben was such a beautiful soul who always had a kind word for everyone. I always say God takes his favorites home earlier than the rest. My prayers are with all his family and friends in this difficult time.
Dear Meg and Sydney, Please accept my sincere condolence. I will keep you warmly in my thoughts and the hope that Ben's light and love will remain.
Meg, Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family to get over this tough time..
Meg and Sydney our most sincere condolences on Ben's passing. He was one of the most genuine and sincere people we've had the pleasure to meet in life. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Many a gig with Ben on bass, a smart and talented musician (among many other interests) who always did know the right answer. Many an hour on the third floor of Orne St, learning about what to do and how to act. BP, on the bass.
Dear Meg and Sydney, I'm so saddened to hear of Ben's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*
Meg & Sydney: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will cherish the warmth of his smile and friendship forever.
I worked with Ben for many years at Brother International. Ben was one of the brightest and best. He was a man for all seasons and it was a privilege to know him. Go With God.
My Brother,my friend and a huge influence. Bought me my first guitar, a Stella! Let me hang with him and his crew.That was big time stuff I'll always remember. Peace
Ben- what am I going to do without you Monday morning joke call to start the week?
Meg and Syd- incredible loss. Our lives will always have a hole without him, and nobody can take his place.
You are in my thoughts with sadness and sympathy. I hope that your many wonderful memories of Ben may help to ease the pain of your loss. Linda Dagnello
Dear Meg: May God hold you in his hands and give you comfort during this very difficult time. Gary and I thought the world of Ben; he will be greatly missed. Cindy and Gary Ford
To The Perry Family: I graduated with Ben from Burncoat H.S., class of 1966, (the 1st one). It wasn't until years later that I found out he was a fellow Vietnam veteran, as we saw each other at the Moving Wall at Holy Cross College. What a loss of a great man.
With sympathy, Jeff Burch
Meg....My condolences to you and Sydney and the extended family. What a wonderful tribute in the T&G. His imprint is a lasting one.
Dear meg, we are so saddened to hear of Ben's passing. He was a wonderful friend and always so full of life. May G-d grant you strength and peace to you and your family and for all those who mourn. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Meg and Sydney,
I am so sorry for the loss of Ben. What a beautiful tribute to him in the Telegram. He will be very missed as you well know.
Dear Lisa,and family, I am so sorry about your loss. I remember Ben as a kind, gentle, loving person. I remember how much you loved your brother and I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling. I pray that God will heal you and your family and bring peace to your hearts. God Bless.
So sorry to hear. We love and miss him. In our thoughts and prayers always. He brings a smile to our faces everytime we think of him. G-d bless Ben and his terrific family.
Ben was a valued co-worker and friend of mine at Brother. His sense of humor, up until the very end, was always appreciated. He could almost pull off his old man Jewish accent. He had one of the most varied backgrounds of anyone I knew. He was truly a Renaisance Man. I will miss him a lot. Wanda and I offer our prayers to his family and friends.
Ben was a True Patriot, a great thinker and a wonderful neighbor when I lived near them in Worcester. Always an open ear and friendly sincere smile. Blessed be His Memory, Sacred be His Name.
S.T.Seames Massachuetts Military Archivist & Museum Director (ret)
Claudette and I were extremely saddened to hear of Ben's passing. We cherished him as a friend and a neighbor and Crown Hill will not be the same without him. Please call or simply knock on our door if there's anything we can do to help you through this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.
Pete and Claudette McNamara
I knew Ben only since summer of 2011, but I quickly saw he was a man of great intellect, creativity, and integrity. I was honored that he welcomed me into the friendship that he and Jim Logue, buddies from the Vietnam War, shared. Truly, Ben (and Jim) earned that rare gift that only men who have gone to war possess--a soldier's heart that knows the greatest love of laying down one's life for a friend. I will always treasure your friendship and my time with you, Ben. You're safe now. Shrug out of your rucksack. Drink deeply from your canteen. Get some rest, and wait. We will be with you one day.
It was an honor to have known you Ben.
You were one hell of a guy and someone that I will think of often. A brother vet.
Sorry for the loss of your husband. Ben was such a wonderful man who had a lot of great qualities. We will always remember his pleasant smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Dino & Robin
Ben was the coolest! Best laugh, and he taught me how to say Motorcyle (pronounced Mo-tor-si-kul) when I was a young boy on Orne St in the mid 70's. I will always have the best memories of you Ben! You were funny as heck. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.