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Michael L. Benton

Michael L. Benton
of Littleton; 67

LITTLETON -- Michael L. Benton, 67, of Littleton, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at Emerson Hospital, Concord.

His wife, Christine A. (McDermott) Benton, died in July 1995.

Mr. Benton was born in Cleveland, Ohio, November 28, 1944, a son of Harry and Geraldine (Applequist) Benton and grew up in Orwell, Ohio. He was a 1962 graduate of Grand Valley High School in Orwell. He has resided in Littleton for nearly 30 years.

During the Vietnam era, Mr. Benton served his country in the United States Army for four years.

He leaves two daughters and a son-in-law, Melanie L. and Erik Lyons of Boxborough, Meaghan E. Benton of Littleton; two grandsons, Ryker Lyons and Shane Lyons; several brothers and sisters from the Ohio area and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Most recently, Mr. Benton worked in the maintenance department at Kimball's Farm in Westford. Prior to that had worked at Littleton Lumber and Moran Machine Company both of Littleton and Valley Design in Westford. Earlier years were spent working at Itek Corporation and Unisys.

His greatest joys were spending time with his family; especially his two grandsons, and his dog Mufasa.

BENTON -- A graveside service with military honors will be held 11 am Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Westlawn Cemetery, 7 Estate Road, Littleton.

Calling hours are 4-7 Monday, November 12th at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Rte 2A) Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.


Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 8, 2012
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