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Amy Benson

September 26, 2022

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There was a private Mass held for close family at St. Patrick's Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick's Parish, Jackson St. Scranton  or Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services, Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.

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Amy Benson, 87, a resident of Aventura at Terrace View, and formerly of Scranton, died on Monday September 26, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Daniel W. Benson.  He died on November 10, 2006.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma Sarnowski, and she was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, West Scranton.  Amy was a graduate of North Scranton High School.  She had been employed as a nurse’s aide at Moses Taylor Hospital, and several local nursing homes, along with owning and operating Benson’s Day Care.

Her passion was always to take care of people, especially children. She was Northeast Women in the Sunday Times in June of 2002. She was the most hardworking, kind, and generous mom, grandmother, relative, and friend. She will Forever be Loved and Missed.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna Cooke, and husband, James, Scranton, Christine Benson, FL, and Emily Rose Benson, Scranton; two sons, Robert Benson and wife, Diane, Clarks Summit, and Brian Benson, and wife, Susan, Las Vegas, NV; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Catherine and Rosemarie Benson, and a son, Daniel Benson; four sisters, Marie Laske, Theresa Romano, Veronica David, and Vincentia Opskinsky; and three brothers, Francis, Joseph, and Mickey Sarnowski.

There was a private Mass held for close family at St. Patrick’s Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick’s Parish, Jackson St. Scranton  or Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services, Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.

Arrangements handled by the Frank T. Mazur funeral home, Dickson City, PA. To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Amy was a true caregiver not only to her patients , but her coworkers and family as well. A genuinely kind person I had the pleasure of working with. Ever since I tasted Amy’s chicken salad with curry, I have been using it in mine and always think of her. May she rest in eternal peace with her family, friends, and loved ones. And may her spirit fly on Angel’s wings. God Bless, Roz Davis

Posted by Roz on October 13, 2022

Amy was a true caregiver not only to her patients , but her coworkers and family as well. A genuinely kind person I had the pleasure of working with. Ever since I tasted Amy’s chicken salad with curry, I have been using it in mine and always think of her. May she rest in eternal peace with her family, friends, and loved ones. And may her spirit fly on Angel’s wings. God Bless, Roz Davis

Posted by Roz on October 13, 2022

I will always remember this photo fondly as it was the last picture I have with all three of us together. My Mom is an incredible lady, not only did she run the Benson Daycare but she also managed to raise and guide not only her children but the Roche girls who stayed with us until they were adults. Mom and Dad adopted Lisa and I as well as providing foster care for numerous other children. Their love, generosity and kindness is unmatched. Mom greatest wish was to be with Dad again, may she find him and all others who passed before her. We Love you , Miss you and will cherish your spirt forever. Thank you for all you did for me, as i wouldnot have been the husband , father and man I am today with out you both. Sincerely, Brian

Posted by Brian Benson on October 11, 2022

I will always remember this photo fondly as it was the last picture I have with all three of us together. My Mom is an incredible lady, not only did she run the Benson Daycare but she also managed to raise and guide not only her children but the Roche girls who stayed with us until they were adults. Mom and Dad adopted Lisa and I as well as providing foster care for numerous other children. Their love, generosity and kindness is unmatched. Mom greatest wish was to be with Dad again, may she find him and all others who passed before her. We Love you , Miss you and will cherish your spirt forever. Thank you for all you did for me, as i wouldnot have been the husband , father and man I am today with out you both. Sincerely, Brian

Posted by Brian Benson on October 11, 2022