Linda J. Benson

  • Born: November 8, 1948
  • Died: May 22, 2012
  • Location: Frankford, New Jersey

Smith-McCracken Funeral Home

63 High St
Newton, NJ 07860
Tel. (973) 383-4600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda Benson, 63, of Frankford Township, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Linda was raised and grew up in Clairton, Pennsylvania, then lived in Newton before settling in Frankford Township. She taught all grades, from kindergarten through fourth, at the Frankford Township Elementary School for 29 years before retiring in 2009. She was active in the PTA and was named Teacher of the Year for 1992-1993. The daughter of the late Lynn W. Harrington, Linda is survived by her husband, John Benson, Sr.; her son and daughter-in-law, John, Jr., and Elizabeth Benson, of New Paltz, New York; her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Christopher Stanley, of Frankford Township; her grandchildren, Adam and Erika Stanley, of Frankford Township; and her mother, Jean Harrington, of Newton. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Interment will follow at Newton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful, caring and loving person who we loved. She always made you smile. She was always there to help you. She will be missed so much. Our prayers are with all of you every day. Love Diana, Rich and family

Posted by Diana and Rich Poskonka - Newton, NJ   May 31, 2012

To the Family of Linda Benson, It is with sadness that I heard of your loss. I taught with Linda for several years and especially enjoyed the ones in which we both taught 4th grade. She was an excellent teacher and a caring friend. My condolences to you all. With Love, Jean Wengenroth

Posted by Jean Wengenroth - Vero Beach, FL   May 31, 2012

Linda was such a kind, nice, caring person--a wonderful mother, wife and teacher. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. My heart goes out to John, John Jr. and Heather at this sad time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sue Strain - Fishersville, VA   May 25, 2012

Clearly, Linda was one of the kindest and loving people anyone would want to know. My entire family extends our condolences to you in your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May your faith sustain and keep you.

Posted by Alice Giunta - Branchville, NJ   May 25, 2012

We Would Like To Extend Our Sympathy, Thoughts & Prayers To The Benson Family On Their Loss. May Eternal Rest Be Granted To Linda, Amen.

Posted by The Slomka Family (Friend of Elizabeth) - Brooklyn, NY   May 24, 2012

Our sincerest Condolences on the loss of you loved one and our prayers go out to the family. God Bless Shelley & Jerry Belcher

Posted by Shelley Belcher - Englewood, FL   May 24, 2012

We just wanted to offer our condolences to your family. Our son Nathan had Linda for 3rd grade. He is now a junior in college and doing very well. We attribute that to his hard work as well as all the wonderful teachers at Frankford. I was a class mom for his class that year and enjoyed working with Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Troy and Nancy Orr and Family

Posted by Troy and Nancy Orr & family - Branchville, NJ   May 24, 2012

My dear friend Linda, I will always remember the wonderful times that we shared over the 48 years of our friendship. The warm, loving memories will forever be in my heart. I have been blessed to have you and your family in my life for so long. I will miss you terribly. Your loving friend, Mary Ann

Posted by Mary Ann Walker - Clairton, PA   May 24, 2012