Carl 'Buddy' Benson, 83, of New Haven, passed away on October 20, 2011 at the West Haven VA Hospital. Born in West Haven on October 26, 1927 to the late Carl and Daisy Dupee Benson. Carl is survived by his loving wife Dorothy Benson of New Haven; sons, Carl Benson of Clinton and Greg Benson of Branford; daughters, Beth Sousa of Wallingford, Carol Santiago of Florida, and Peggy Miller of Hamden; He has ten grandchildren and a great grandson. Carl proudly served his country during WWII as a member of the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served as Commander of the Marine Corps League in Meriden. For 35 years Carl worked throughout the greater New Haven area as a 'breadman' for Wonder Bread. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, October 24th from 5-8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will take place in the Swedish Cemetery in Portland. In acknowledgement of the great care they provided, contributions in Carl's memory may be sent to: Department of Veterans' Affairs 287 West St. Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss Carl and Greg. He was so lucky to have lived a long and full life, to see his children and grandchildren grow up. He was the best uncle a niece could have. I am so lucky to have had him as my mother’s brother. I will smile everytime I think of him and his wonderful sense of humor. I love him very much. Love, Debra Halliwell Vingiano

  2. I’m going to miss you grandpa you were my rock, and hero. I love you so much… I’ll never forget what a wonderful man you were, how you opened your heart to everyone as they were your own child. May God Be With You

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know that Uncle Carl is in resting in peace right now and watching down on all of you. You know he will always be there for each of you. We all will miss me greatly. Love Susan, Bryan, Kimberlee and Timothy

  4. To The Benson Family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Benson. My prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Jim Bowery

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