Funeral services for Charles Benson, age 80, of Barre Street,
Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Frary Funeral
Home with Thomas Nichols officiating. Calling hours will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Mr. Benson passed away Thursday, July 24th at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
Mr. Benson is survived by his long time companion,
Beatrice Wells; four sons, Charles Lesperance of Sheyboygan, Wisconsin,
Robert Lesperance and his wife, Barbara, of Ogdensburg, Michael
Lesperance and his wife, Mary Jane and Scott Benson of Ogdensburg; two
daughters, Brenda Ramser of Pittsburgh, PA and Charlee (“Punkin”) of
Ogdensburg; a sister, Judy George, of Gouverneur; two stepchildren,
Cynthia Whalen of Ogdensburg and Candice Brown and her husband, Eric,
of Macomb; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; five
step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.He is predeceased by one stepson, Chris Wells, and four sisters, Jeanne Farrell, Beatrice Benson, Marie Deere and Irene Abar.
Mr. Benson was born on September 4, 1927 in Ogdensburg, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Duvall Benson. He attended local schools. He first married Phyllis King. That marriage ended in divorce. He then married Judy Blair. That married ended in divorce. Mr. Benson was an electrician. He first worked for Diamond International and later worked for Lupia Electric. He became an Electrical Inspector which he continued to do until his death. He was a member of the Son of the Amvets and Sons of the Legion. He was a past chief and member of the Ogdensburg Rescue Squad. His hobbies included woodworking, boat and airplane models and hunting and fishing. He enjoyed being around people.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Ogdensburg Rescue Squad or to the charity of one’s choice.