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Donald Benson

Donald A. "Benny" Benson

Thursday, October 17th, 1940 - Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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MILLINOCKET - Donald A. “Benny” Benson, 78, of Millinocket, Maine passed away peacefully on December 13, 2018 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 17, 1940 the son of Donald H. Benson and Anna (Smith) Benson.

He graduated from Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, MA in 1959. Following graduation, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1968 and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also served in the MEARNG 314th Medical Company and retired as First Sergeant in 1995. Benny served his local community as well, working 18 years with the Millinocket Police Department, retiring as detective.

On April 17th, 1976 he married the love of his life, his soulmate, Jeannine Herring. Benny was
the 2nd Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 80 in Millinocket, a member of
the Fin and Feather Club, Silent SideKicks, and several other organizations. He was a proud,
but humble veteran, an avid outdoorsman, family man, loving husband, father, andgrandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jeannine; daughter, Wanda Dami of Whitefield, NH;
sons, Thomas of Tucson, AZ, Donnie of Connelly Springs, NC, John and wife, Melissa of
Millinocket, and Travis, of Millinocket. He also leaves behind his in-laws, Tom Herring and
wife, Sue, Fred Herring and wife, Yvette, Jamie Herring and wife, Tally, and Judy
Nicholson and husband, Scott. He was known as “Grampy” to 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and “Uncle Benny” to several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many
cousins, and friends who will sincerely miss him and his incredible gift of storytelling.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Post 80, 970 Central St., Millinocket on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 1-5pm. Interment with full military honors will take place at a later date. Those who wish to remember our hero Benny in special way may make contributions in his name to the American Legion Post 80 of Millinocket, 970 Central St., Millinocket, Silent Sidekicks of Lincoln, P.O. Box Lincoln, ME 04457, or the Fin and Feather Club of Maine, P.O. Box 123 Millinocket, ME 04462. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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