In Loving Memory of Florence Marie "Faye" Benson. May You Rest in Peace.
  • 62 years old
  • Born on November 20, 1923 in Garden City, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on November 6, 1986 in Babylon, New York, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Florence Marie Benson, 62, born on November 20, 1923 and passed away on November 6, 1986. We will remember her forever.


One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,

other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed

that during the low periods of my life,

when I was suffering from

anguish, sorrow or defeat,

I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,

"You promised me Lord,

that if I followed you,

you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during

the most trying periods of my life

there have only been one

set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most,

you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,

"The times when you have

seen only one set of footprints,

is when I carried you."

Posted by Cheryl Mintz on 21st November 2017
I miss you each and everyday. As we get older it gets harder, we lose the ones we LOVE and our lives change so much. I hope Jeff is with all of you and he is happy and pain free. I miss him so much, and life is not worth living without him. I can't wait for the day that I can be with all of you, but for now I will live on because I love Jen & Dan and they are hurting bad for Jeff and I don't think they will be able to handle me leaving them. One day I will be with all of you... Love You & Happy Birthday <3
Posted by George Benson on 20th November 2017
Mom Happy Birthday in heaven. I think about you and miss you everyday.
Posted by Cheryl Mintz on 6th November 2017
Mom, love & miss you so very much. So many times I wish I could just talk to you. Went to the cemetery today to visit you & dad. 31 years you left us and I think and miss you everyday. I hope Steve and Jeff are with you. My heart aches sooo bad, first Steve and now Jeff. I feel so empty inside, life is not the same anymore. I'm sooo lonely. Just know I think about you & dad everyday ❤️
Posted by George Benson on 6th November 2017
The greatest Mom ever. Miss you and think of you ever day. Italian Moms are the best. You had such a hard life but you always did your best for your kids even when it was totally against your will. You chose what you believed was best for every one of us. Everyone of us turned out pretty damn good. Although I would have liked to have made some changes rest assured you made the right choices. Steve is with you now and I miss him every day also. Forever loved and missed.
Posted by Debra Coughlan on 11th July 2016
Mom you are in my life every day cause I think of you every day. I see your picture everyday on my dresser. Thank you for making me the strong person I am today. I wish you could have met my 2 sons , you would love them and they would love you. We wish you and dad could have been apart of their lives. Kiss, kiss. Miss and love you. Forever in my heart.
Posted by Cheryl Mintz on 11th July 2016
Mom what can I say that would ease my heartache of loosing you almost 30 years ago other than I love, adore your memory and miss you. You were the type of mother and wife that I've strived to be each and everyday of my marriage and motherhood. You were selfless, hardworking, caring and giving to your children. You were a hardworking life partner to dad helping to provide a stable home life for all of us. Unfortunately too many years of hard work and sacrifice took you from us at an early age. The day the Angels took you from us is etched in my mind like the times of sand and I've shed tears so plentiful that they could fill an ocean. Love and Miss You Mom everyday in every way.
Posted by George Benson on 11th July 2016
Mom, a typical warm, caring Italian Mom who shared her love. Her kids were her life. Everyone she met loved her from the first moment. It's been 30 years since you passed and I still think of you everyday. Every time I would tease you, you would run for the belt but before you could swing it I made you laugh. Best Mom ever. Miss you Mom.
Posted by Jeffery Mintz on 11th July 2016
Love and Miss You Nana, you're gone 30 years this November. You left us unexpectedly breaking our hearts by your mere absence and the loss of your warm, loving, caring, nurturing way. Life for all of us has never been the same. Rest in Peace

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