NEW HARTFORD - John “Sean” Benson, 72, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare.

Mr. Benson was born July 2, 1941 in Belfast, Ireland the son of the late John and Josephine (Mahony) Benson. He married Carol A. Muncy on June 1, 1973 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Oneida with Rev. Birchmeyer, officiating. Mr. Benson served in the US Army as a medic. He worked for Woolworth in Utica. The couple made their home in New Hartford since 1981. Carol died on September 3, 2008. 

He is survived by his brother, Francis and his wife Anne of Brampton, Ontario; a niece Laura; a nephew Colin; his four step-brothers, David, Arthur, Patrick, and Seamus Anderson; a step-sister, Mariead “Margaret”. He is predeceased by his step-father Arthur Anderson.

A funeral mass will be said on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. A military burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

Condolences may also be made online to www.sundquistfh.com.