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Benton J. Rolfe

Benton J. Rolfe, age 76, of Ogdensburg, NY, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Per his request there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 10:30AM with Deacon Mark Lalonde officiating. A reception will follow at the Ogdensburg Moose Club. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Benton is survived by his wife, Christine; two children, Rosella M. Turnbull and Carol A. Rolfe, both of Ogdensburg, NY; a step daughter, Nicole L. Calkins of Lisbon, NY; a sister, Dorothy Haggert of Ogdensburg, NY and two half siblings, John Rolfe and Martha Williamson, both of Arkansas; nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by three sisters, Helena Rolfe Mashaw in 1992, Josephine Menard in 2010 and Blanche Morley in 2014; a brother, James J. Rolfe, Sr. in 2015 and a half-brother, Harold Rolfe.

Benton was born on July 27, 1942, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of John and Rosella (Dier) Rolfe. He attended Ogdensburg Free Academy. Benton retired from the plumbing shop of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. Mr. Rolfe married Christine Merria in November of 1999 in Ogdensburg, NY. An earlier marriage to Carol A. Gordon ended in divorce, but the two remained friends over the years.

Benton enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing – especially on the St. Lawrence River, hunting, playing cards and watching tv.

Donations may be made in his memory to the St. Lawrence Valley Chapter of Hospice, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.

10 Condolences

  • Dick Ladouceur Posted July 16, 2019 3:31 PM

    Ben was a wonderful man I respected as a friend who helped me as a cleaner at slpc. Christine sorry for your lost praying for the family. Rest In Peace Benny.

  • Tammy Conger Posted July 16, 2019 4:13 PM

    So very sorry to hear about your Dad Rosie n Carol. Sending lots of luv n prayers.

  • Anna Menard Brenno Posted July 16, 2019 9:10 PM

    Rosie and Carol Anne, I am so sorry about your dad. He was a very special man always smiling, willing to help anybody that needed it and he loved you two girls with every bit of his heart. He was extremely proud of you both. Uncle Benny was a great ball player, pool player, dart player, horseshoe player and card player. He will be missed terribly but i know he is in heaven with my mom and grandma Rolfe and the rest of our family. We will all be together again someday so rest in peace for now.

  • Chris, Angela, & Landon Roach Posted July 17, 2019 4:39 PM

    Aunt Kitty, we want to express out deepest condolences to you and the rest of The Rolfe family.

  • Cheryl Montpetit Posted July 17, 2019 5:07 PM

    Rosie and Carol, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Sending you prayers for the strength to get thru the difficult days.

  • Diane Hebert Posted July 18, 2019 11:32 AM

    Dean and I are truly sorry, Kitty, for the loss of Ben. Please know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kitty, please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you. Love, Dean and Diane

  • robin downey Posted July 19, 2019 12:31 PM

    Prayer’s To The Benny Rolfe Family

  • Randy Elie Posted July 20, 2019 4:04 PM

    Carol and Rosie, I’m saddened by your loss, my thoughts are with you.

  • Jay & Rena Rolfe Posted July 21, 2019 9:14 AM

    Rosie, Carol Ann, and families we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie and Bob Williams Posted July 22, 2019 5:49 PM

    So sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts go out to family🙏🏻

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