Tuesday, January 14, 2014 following 10am funeral service at Cranston Christian Fellowship (Section 65 Lot 3 Grave 8)
Walter M. Benson, 90, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at RI Hospital in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Linnea (Carlson) Benson of Warwick for 66 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Charles Benson and the late Beda (Flodin-Benson) Gustafson.
Walter was a committed Christian devoting 33 years of his life to Cranston Christian Fellowship as a church member, Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He was a proud WWII Army Veteran serving 32 months stationed in the Philippines. He was a carman inspector for New York, New Hampshire and Hartford Railroad for 20 years. He enjoyed working at Baxters Jewelry for many years after leaving the railroad career. He was an avid Red Sox fan, a spiritual and passionate person in his faith to God and embraced his family at all times.
Besides his wife Linnea, he is survived by one daughter: Deborah Tramontano of Cranston; two grandchildren: Jennifer Coates and her husband Randy of Chepachet and Jason Lawless and Teresa Evangelista of Cranston; great-grandchild: Jacob Joseph Lawless and a sister: Ruth Pascone of West Warwick. He is predeceased by four siblings: Margaret Jordan, Carl, Ann and Ethel Benson.
A funeral service will be held at Cranston Christian Fellowship, 1114 Scituate Avenue, Cranston on Tuesday, January 14 at 10 AM followed with interment in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday from 6-8 PM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. Donations in his memory may be made to the church.