Phyllis Benson, 93

Nov 12, 2018

Phyllis T. Benson, 93, of Little Harbor formerly of Seekonk, died on Nov. 10 at the Wareham Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Fred A. Benson Sr. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island the daughter of the late Hermon W. and Marjorie (Stone) Tingley.

Phyllis was a graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She worked for many years as a registered nurse at the Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wareham and the Memorial Hospital Nurses Alumni. She enjoyed reading, horticulture, sewing, painting and traveling.

She is survived by her children: Fred A. Benson and his wife Sally of Florida, Douglas W. Benson and his wife Janet of Seekonk, Dale H. Benson of Wareham and Judith B. McLean and her husband Robert of Seekonk. She was the grandmother of Lisa and her husband Steve,  Jenney and her husband Jeremy, Sarah and her husband Dan and Ashley and her husband Mike.  She was the great grandmother of Amelia, Ella, Benny, Hope, Emma and Andy. She was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the First Congregational Church 11 Gibbs Ave. Wareham at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Memorial gifts may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 100 Myles Standish Blvd. Suite 103, Taunton, MA 02780 or The First Congregational Church 11 Gibbs Ave. Wareham, MA 02571.To leave a tribute or message of condolence for the family, visit