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Isabelle F. Benson

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Isabelle F. Benson, 96, of West Hartford died Monday, May 26, 2014 at her home. Born in Storrs, the daughter of the late Mary (Muir) and Alexander Fraser, Isabelle grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School, Class of 1936. She married Chester F. Benson in 1942. Isabelle worked for the West Hartford Department of Education for 30 years. She was a deacon with South Church of Hartford and a member of the Buena Vista Garden Club. She enjoyed painting, golfing, bowling, and following the Red Sox. She and her husband also enjoyed spending time at their home on the Cape. Isabelle is survived by her son, Stephen L. Benson of West Hartford; and two nieces, Joan Goodrow and Ann Crouse. She was predeceased by Chet in 1997 and by her two sisters, Margaret Cadoret and Orphajane Hayes; and half brother, Jack Harding. The family wanted to thank the nurses and staff with V.N.A. and Second Chance Home Care for their loving care. A celebration of Isabelle's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at South Church, 277 Main Street, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Benson Memorial Fund for Youth Funding, C/O South Church, 277 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106-1818. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from May 31 to June 1, 2014
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