Benson, Stephen F.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Our Loved One.

Stephen F. Benson, 60 years old, of RI, formerly of Norwood, MA passed on August 13, 2023, of natural causes. Stephen was the beloved son of Anne E. (Joyce) Benson of Norwood, MA and the late Henry D. Benson.

Stephen is survived by ten siblings, David Benson and his wife Wanda of Foxboro, MA, Bill Benson and his wife Susan of North Easton, MA, Claire Benson Tully of Richmond, RI, Anne DiMarzio and her husband Tom of Norwood, MA, Lorraine Benson Bunnell of Bellingham, MA, Harold Benson and his wife Brenda of Franklin, MA, Barbara Davis and her fiancé David Mota of Cumberland, RI, Joe Benson and his wife Patty of Halifax, MA, Thomas Benson and his wife Kelly of Norwood, MA, and Patti Murphy and her husband Rich of Norwood, MA. He is also survived by his friends, his many, many nieces and nephews, and finally, his best friend, his dog Luke.

Stephen’s extended family were his friends and colleagues at Dave’s Marketplace where he worked for over 20 years. They will miss his dedication, the pride in all he did, but mostly his sense of humor and caring nature.

While not at work, Stephen enjoyed his free time at the gym and especially spending time with Luke, his dog. Anyone who knew Stephen knew he had a love and passion for animals.

His goal in life was simple: to retire, move to New Hampshire, and adopt the senior dogs left in shelters.

Services for Stephen will be held in the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., Norwood, MA 02062 on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 7:00P PM. A Funeral Service will be held during that time in the Funeral Home at 6:30 PM. Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Stephen’s memory to a local animal shelter or to the ASPCA at the link below: