Linda J. Benson
Linda Benson, 63, of Frankford Township, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Linda was raised and grew up in Clairton, Pennsylvania, then lived in Newton before settling in Frankford Township. She taught all grades, from kindergarten through fourth, at the Frankford Township Elementary School for 29 years before retiring in 2009. She was active in the PTA and was named Teacher of the Year for 1992-1993. The daughter of the late Lynn W. Harrington, Linda is survived by her husband, John Benson, Sr.; her son and daughter-in-law, John, Jr., and Elizabeth Benson, of New Paltz, New York; her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Christopher Stanley, of Frankford Township; her grandchildren, Adam and Erika Stanley, of Frankford Township; and her mother, Jean Harrington, of Newton. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Interment will follow at Newton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.
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