Obituary: Gloria (Prescott) Benson

PROSPECT — Gloria (Prescott) Benson, wife of the late Carleton J. Benson, died at her home in Prospect on April 24, 2017 of natural causes.

Gloria was born on Oct. 4, 1924 in Hartford, a daughter of the late Clifford and Lillian (Moore) Prescott.

Gloria is Survived by her five children, Penelope S. Benson of Waterbury, David P. Benson of Watertown, Mass., Martha B. Stark of Willington, Rebecca L. Benson of Watertown and Melissa B. Alexander of Turner, Maine; as well as three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her dedicated caregiver, Sarah Jusif.

There are no calling hours and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

Contributions may be made in Mrs. Benson’s memory to the Waterbury Association of Retarded Citizens, 1929 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705, or www.waterburyarc.org.