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William Hunt Benson, age 82, of Bridgeport, died Sunday February 24, 2013, at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Mr. Benson was born in Bridgeport the son of the late Fred Benson and Alice Hunt Delaney and was a life long resident.He was a retired Chauffeur for the Perkin Elmer Company. He was a US Navy Veteran. Bill was a member of the Fayerweather Yacht Club in Bridgeport. Survivors include his children; William H. Benson II, of Georgia, Frederick W. Benson of PA, and Alice Gittins, of NJ. Five grandchildren; Elizabeth Gittins, Kayla Benson, William Benson, Lindsey Benson and Allison Benson. His nieces, Erin Brawley, Eileen Harman, Carol O'Connell, Colleen Murphy, Megan Cotter, Mary Alice Fortuna, Loretta Lyddy and Michele Giacobbe, and several grand nieces and nephews and a cousin Judy Woods of Michigan. He was predeceased by a sister Carol Lyddy and a niece Kathleen Lyddy and nephew Vincent Lyddy. Friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Saturday at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church, Stratford for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Friday at the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Ave, Bridgeport from 4 to 7 pm. Donation's in his memory may be made to Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Published in Connecticut Post from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2013