Leslie A. Benson

Born: Sat., Feb. 3, 1945
Died: Sun., Jul. 12, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 15, 2015
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Jul. 16, 2015
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

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Leslie Albert Benson, 70, beloved husband of Gail (Callahan) Benson, of 42 years passed away on July 12, 2015 after a long illness.

Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Albert and Olga (Woina) Benson. He was retired from the former Superior Electric Company as a Supervisor in Sheet Metal.  He used his creative talents as a videographer in his business “Video Productions” where he enjoyed capturing happy occasions such as Weddings, Graduations and Anniversary parties.  For many years, he was active in Junior Achievement, a non-profit youth organization which prepares and inspires our youth to succeed by using experimental learning. He also was a volunteer in the mentoring program at the South Side School in Bristol. His greatest joy was to spend as much time as possible at Cape Cod with his family where he enjoyed metal detecting, surfing, boating and his most loved hobby, diving for lobsters.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving daughter, Brooke Schouten and her husband, Bill, of Weatogue.  His sister, Dayle Lavine, and her husband, Richard of Rochester, NY a brother, Barry Benson and his companion, Ann of Southington, a sister, Sandra Benson Sims of Bristol and  nephews, Craig Sims and his wife, Jennifer and their daughter Elizabeth of Bristol and Sven Lavine and his wife, Carmin and their daughter, Isabella of San Francisco, CA, an extended family member, Carole Benson and nieces, Tracy Geremia and Kimberly Breen and a nephew, Stephen Benson.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the care and comfort provided during the last several months by the staff of the Pines at Bristol.

Funeral services will be held at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10:00AM.  Burial will be in West Cemetery, Plymouth.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter 2075 Silas Deane Hwy #100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.  www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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Maureen Roskosky Chase
   Posted Wed July 15, 2015
Gail, So sorry to hear of your husband Les' passing. May happy memories of your years together help to comfort you and help you through the sadness of his loss. Please express my condolences to your daughter and family. Take care.....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this trying time.

Ray/Linda Gagnon
   Posted Wed July 15, 2015
Please accept our sincere condolences. It seems like just yesterday that we were attending a Superior Electric function or going to a Credit Union party.
I can still remember the fun we had going on the CU trips with the Wentlands. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Lydia Brown
   Posted Wed July 15, 2015
Gail and Brooke
Tom and I were deeply saddened when we heard the news of Leslie's passing.

I will always remember him skating at Page Park Pond and what a dashing figure he was on the ice.

We have many fond memories with you and Leslie.

He will be missed.
My apologies we cant be with you today, we just returned home to Texas on the day of his passing.

Much love to you and Brooke


Tom and Lydia Brown

Jude Levi
   Posted Thu July 16, 2015
Sandra and Family
I am praying for peace, comfort and strength in this difficult time for you all.
Thinking of you

Pamela Mara
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
Cousin Gail, cousin Brooke,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I hold the small remembrance of my time with your family dear to my memory. Even though we were so many miles away from you, I cherish our family link. I wish you peace,

Pamela Mara

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