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“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...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Diana and Rich Poskonka - Newton, NJ

“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...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jean Wengenroth - Vero Beach, FL

“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...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Strain - Fishersville, VA

“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...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Alice Giunta - Branchville, NJ

“We Would Like To Extend Our Sympathy, Thoughts & Prayers To The Benson Family On Their Loss. May Eternal Rest Be Granted To Linda, Amen. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: The Slomka Family (Friend of Elizabeth) - NY

“Our sincerest Condolences on the loss of you loved one and our prayers go out to the family. God Bless Shelley & Jerry Belcher ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Shelley Belcher - Englewood, FL

“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. ...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Troy and Nancy Orr & family - NJ

“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...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Walker - Clairton, PA


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.

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