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Mrs. Evelyn Benson passed away on Friday October, 11th in Rye NH. She was a resident of Chatham Township, NJ for the last 53 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY she grew up and attended the St. Theresa's High School and then attended the New York School of Design. After marrying Kenneth Benson, deceased, they moved to Chatham in April of 1960.
She resumed her studies and went to Keane College earning an undergraduate in Art and a Masters degree in Special Education. Finally, completing her academic career at Columbia University, completing a Masters degree in Computer Science. She worked for several years teaching art at various schools throughout NJ, and then became involved in various volunteer roles.
Mrs. Benson was a long time member of the Corpus Christi Church in Chatham as well as the Summit YWCA. Her long time passion was the support of Al-Anon of which she has been a 40 year member, as well as holding multiple elected positions.
She is survived by her three children Craig Benson of Rye, NH, Doreen Benson of Wellington, FL, and Larry Benson of Atkinson NH. Daughter-in-laws Denise and Penny Benson, as well as four grand children, Lauren, Kristen, Dan and Alana Benson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation Tuesday Oct 15th from 4-8 PM at Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave, Summit NJ. The Funeral will be held Wed Oct 16th beginning 9 AM in the Funeral Home with a Funeral Mass to be offered 10 AM at Corpus Christi Church, Chatham. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison. For additional information or to express online condolences please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com. In Lieu of flowers donations in Evelyn's memory to Al-Anon at www.al-anon.alateen.org would be greatly appreciated.
PAUL IPPOLITO SUMMIT MEMORIAL
7 Summit Avenue Summit, NJ 07901-3519
Published in Daily Record on Oct. 13, 2013