Susan Benson Obituary

Susan Benson

Susan Benson of Spring Hill, FL unexpectedly passed away and went to Heaven on Wednesday November 25th 2020. She preferred being called “Sue or Suzie” and had an infectious laugh. She was born to John and Connie Felicetti on June 16, 1948 in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She could light up a room when she spoke about her childhood memories. Growing up in Canarsie, she lived in a multi-family house with her Aunts, Uncles and cousins. They did everything together and had the strongest bond. It was that experience that made her become the glue of her family. Later, her parents and Connie moved out to West Babylon, NY and she would love to talk about her memories while living in that house. Fond and vivid memories of when her father, who worked nights, would come home from work and prepare breakfast for them. Their breakfast plate could consist of poached eggs, freshly baked rolls that he picked up on the way home from work, grapefruit with a maraschino cherry topped in the middle or even just homemade oatmeal. She was a girly girl. She always wanted to stay clean with neatly pressed dresses and shiny shoes. She treasured the memories of her parents and her sister Connie. Due to the close knit family bond that she grew up with, it led her to the caring and diligent manner in which she took care of her own family. She dated and later married George Benson, the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, on January 27th 1968. Their 52 marriage became the perfect example of what true love, dedication, trust, devotion and partnership is. Sue and George respected, depended and valued each other. George gave her everything she could ever wish for and she devoted her whole life to him and her family. Sue was the domestic type. She took such pride in her housework such as her laundry and “pressing clothes”. The house was so clean and tidy that you could eat off of her floors. On May 26, 1969 they had their precious daughter Denise and six years later on May 27, 1975 they had their bouncing baby boy Tony. She dedicated her life to building the best home for them. She was an amazing mother and astounding wife. She did manage to keep everyone laughing with her interesting driving skills. Sue wasn’t keen on learning how to drive since she was raised in Brooklyn. When they moved to their home on Hoffman Avenue in Lindenhurst, she couldn’t rely on public transportation any longer. Her driving and parking stories were always endless entertainment for her audience. Sue was a fantastic sister to Connie and they were the best of friends. She was a “mother figure” to her and helped Connie with so many details in her life that help shape Connie into who she became. Sue was a devoted Aunt to her handsome nephews Johnny and Joey and her beautiful niece Crystal. She spent time and doted on them every chance she could and gave them so much love and joy. Sue had a passion for reading which ultimately prompted her employment in the Lindenhurst Library and Hernando Library. She loved working at the library but retired so that she could dedicate all of her time to her family and home. She also loved the perks of being able to cruise the Caribbean with her loving husband George whenever at least once a year. They were lovebirds, inseparable and it was a very rare and cherished relationship that they shared. Her proudest moments were when her grandchildren Paula, Paul and Vinny were born. She spoiled them with love, kisses and endless loving attention. She truly was the best grandmother that anyone could have and her grandchildren absolutely adored, protected and cherished her. Their love for her overflowed in every hug and kiss she received from them. She loved the holidays and built her life around traditions. She carried on annual Christmas cookie baking that was three generations in this year. The cookies, recipes that were known to all that baked them as “Pappa’s cookies and Aunt Connie’s cookies” were baked every year by the dozen. The grandchildren and her adopted grandchildren looked forward to this event every year. About five years ago through their daughter Denise’s marriage, they gained another son Josh and his daughter Samantha. Again, Sue did what was absolutely effortless and natural to her and welcomed them with open arms into her heart and their family. Everyone that met her, liked her. If you were lucky enough to get to know her, you fell in love with her. Sue was strong and true, loving and righteous. She would help anyone and she had the biggest warmest heart. She had the gift of gab and could make even the most stoic people crack a smile and laugh with her. She loved to danced and got out on the dance floor every time there was a wedding or family event. Sue is preceded in death by her both of her parents, brother in laws John Economos and Steve Benson. She is survived by her beloved husband and soulmate George, daughter Denise and son Tony, her grandchildren Paula, Paul and Vinny, Samantha, sister Connie, sister in law’s (although she never thought of them as “in-laws)” Gerry, Cheryl, Debbie, Celie, Maryann and Sue’s brother in law’s Craig and Bob. She is also survived by a large group of nieces and nephews and their children.
June 16, 1948 - November 25, 202006/16/194811/25/2020
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Susan Benson of Spring Hill, FL unexpectedly passed away and went to Heaven on Wednesday November 25th 2020. She preferred being called “Sue or Suzie” and had an infectious laugh. She was born to John and Connie Felicetti on June 16, 1948 in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She could light up a room when she spoke about her childhood memories. Growing up in Canarsie, she lived in a multi-family house with her Aunts, Uncles and cousins. They did everything together and had the strongest bond. It was that...

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Friday, December 04 2020
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04
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Friday, December 04 2020
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04
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Friday, December 04 2020
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