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TYLER C. BENJAMIN BURLINGTON - Tyler C. Benjamin, 23, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born in Burlington on Nov. 30, 1990, bringing with him his contagious smile and beautiful sweeper eyelashes. From the moment he entered our lives he brought joy and laughter and blessed us all with his sense of humor and special charm. He's the son of Stacy Benjamin of Colchester, and Chad Bushway of Winooski. He attended Colchester schools and Burlington Tech. He graduated in 2009, then continued his education at Burlington Tech with continuing ed classes for automotive technology. He worked as an automotive technician and detailer with his father. He was recently employed at National Chimney Supply Company in South Burlington. Some of the things Tyler will be remembered for were his great attention to detail, as a child every movie and video game would always be in its case on the shelf and very well organized. He was very mechanically inclined right from the time he could first play on his own with his toys, as he would always take them apart and then put them all back together again. You could always find him cleaning his car or bike, whether it needed it or not. This would be a quality he got from his mother, Stacy. Tyler had many great qualities, from being honest and sincere, to just always wanting to help anyone that needed something. He would give the shirt off his back or his last dollar if it meant that someone else was not going without. Whenever anyone asked for his help he never hesitated to do so. His generous and caring soul was the result and reason why he had so many friends and family who admired and loved him so very much. Tyler had many hobbies and likes, such as camping with his grandparents, dad, and mom from a young boy up to a grown adult. He enjoyed fourwheeling, boating, fishing, riding his motorcycle, shooting his gun, and fixing up his many cars and truck. He enjoyed snowboarding with his buddies, and his trips to Fenway for the Red Sox games with his family. Tyler was always thinking of ways to make his vehicles faster and loved anything "Turbo." It was not unlike Tyler to go to his father and say, "I did some research and we can make this thing turbo." He was a great big brother and mentor to his younger brothers, always looking out for them and spending quality time with them. Tyler had two loves of his life; the first would be his beautiful and loving girlfriend of two years, Becky Bigelow. The second would be their four-legged son, "Turbo," his blue nose pit bull. Together he and Becky were building a future together and had many plans in place, including a trip to Florida that had been planned recently. Becky was the best thing that Tyler could have had come into his life. He cherished her and loved her with all his heart. She will forever be a part of our family, as we always wanted someone like her for our Tyler. He is survived by his mother, Stacy Benjamin of Colchester; father, Chad Bushway of Winooski; brothers, Cody Bushway of Colchester, and Cameron Bushway of Winooski; maternal grandparents, Barbara Benjamin and Armand Aube Sr. of Colchester; paternal grandparents, Ken and Linda Bushway of Burlington; aunt and godmother, Trish Benjamin of Colchester; uncle, Jerry Benjamin and fiancee, Michelle Kudron, of Sheffield; great-uncle, Jack Blair of Burlington; cousin, Shayna Benjamin and her daughter, Teya; and aunt, Jada Argento. He is also survived by his stepmom, Jodie Bushway of Winooski; aunt and uncle, Tammy and Kevin Niquette of Burlington; aunt, Jenny Brace of Colchester; uncles, Scott Bushway, and Derick Bushway; stepsiblings, Jeremy Ray, Kayla Ray, and Derrick Poulin; godfather, Chris Giard; and many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Tuure, the Richer, the Perrotte, and the Racine families. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Curtis E. Benjamin, in 1985; and maternal great-grandmother, Irene Blair, in 1987. Tyler's family would like to give special thanks to the families, Louie and Sue Cooper, the Carron's, Danielle Pillsbury, Amy Roberts, the King's, the Delong's, the Fortune's, the Newton's, the Savage's, and to his wonderful friends who meant so much to him and have shown the family love and support, Zack Saine, Ashley Sanders and Kayden, Tyler Fortune, Caleb Holden, Chad Limoge, Chace Felix, Brad McGarghan, and Taylor Woodard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Winooski. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. To send online condolences to the family please visit

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 21, 2014
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