BEACON FALLS — Frank Robert Benson, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. He was the widower of Sarah (Watters) Benson.
Mr. Benson was born on May 4, 1923 in Middlebury a son of the late Oscar Benson and Alma (Hallene) Benson. He was retired from New Haven Copper Company where he worked for many years. He enjoyed being with friends and family, building stone walls, fixing cars, farm equipment and attending car shows.
He is survived by two daughters, Roberta Ferla and her husband Salvatore of Southington, Lea Rocco and her husband Bruno of Hamden; one son, Ronald J. Benson and his wife Laura of Melbourne, Australia; his five grandchildren, Tyler, Todd, Alexander, Breanna and Samantha and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his two sisters, Irene Wininger and Emily Houle and four brothers, William, Herbert, David and George.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb.1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening Jan. 31, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Beacon Falls Ambulance Corp., 35 North Main St., Beacon Falls, CT 06403.