Hertha Edna Benton of Orange, CT and South Fort Meyers, FL passed away peacefully in her home, with her loving family by her side, on August 1, 2009. She was the devoted wife, for 72 years, to Louis Thomas Benton, Jr., and a resident of Orange for 61 years. Mrs. Benton was born in New Haven, CT August 15, 1917, the daughter of the late Hertha J. Nagle Linehan and Edmond J. Linehan. She was proud of being a homemaker and while raising her family, she was very active with school events, working with the Cub Scouts as a Den Mother and also helping with the Orange 4-H Club. She was a lifetime member of the Valley Yacht Club and the Valley Yacht Club Women's Auxiliary of which she gave generously of her time helping to organize many fund raising dinners and events. She enjoyed boating, reading, sewing, crocheting, and above all, her love for Arts & Crafts. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Louis T. Benton, III of FL. Also, her daughters, Hertha Russell of Woodbridge, Gerrie Amendola and her husband Genaro of East Haven, Barbara Thomas and her husband James of Orange, Judith Johnson of Orange and Sandra O'Donnell and her husband Robert of FL, 5 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 6 great-grandsons and 6 great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her brother, Edmond A. Linehan, sons-in-law Robert D. Russell and Charles P. Johnson, an infant great-grandson, Michael Farah and Sharon Lynn Russell, beloved wife of grandson, Robert D. Russell, Jr. The Benton family also wishes to express their appreciation to the Orange VNA Staff for their compassionate care and support. Funeral Service, Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 9:00 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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  1. Dear Benton Family, You have mine and Oliver’s sympathy on the lose of your wife, mother and grandmother. Although we are away at this time, know we are there with you in spirit. Our hearts are saddened by your lose. She was a wonderful lady.

  2. Dear Lou and family, We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Hertha. May you find peace in loving memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Norm and Doris

  3. Nana, I thought for some time of what I would like to write, then I realized that the 1000 character maximum could never really do justice in the ability to describe what a magnificent grandmother you have been. I could go on for hours about everything from pulling up the crab traps at the yacht club when I was a little boy to sneaking zucchini bread muffins out of the kitchen as an adult. But, I will make it short and sweet, I will always take great comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten by any of us. You will be in my thoughts and prayers forever Nana. Love, Scott – A.K.A, Your Kitchen Raider…

  4. To my Family, I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the services and I am thinking of everyone. I am going to miss my nana dearly, I was able to enjoy the time with them down here in Florida every winter. I am truly blessed to have had that time with you both. I love you all and miss everyone terribly. Love you Nana!!

  5. Dear Benton Family ; We were very sorry to read of the loss of Hertha ,she and my mother Ruth Lupo were friends many years ago. We remember them always laughing and enjoying each other when they got together as friends. Please accecpt our sympathy and love Salvatore and Theresa Lupo

  6. Dear Benton Family ; We were very sorry to read of the loss of Hertha ,she and my mother Ruth Lupo were friends many years ago. We remember them always laughing and enjoying each other when they got together as friends. Please accecpt our sympathy and love Salvatore and Theresa Lupo

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