Nancy C. Benson, 78, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — The memorial service for Nancy C. Benson will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will precede the service at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Nancy passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center. She was 78 years old.

Born Dec. 19, 1943, in Watertown, a daughter to Joseph and Margaret (Purpura) Mancarella, she graduated with the Watertown High School Class of 1961. She received her Associate’s Degree from Monroe Community College in 1964, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1994.

Nancy retired from Xerox in 2006 following a 40-year career.

Nancy was an excellent cook who always kept a tidy and smartly decorated home. She was a devout Christian, dedicated wife, and loving mother.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Benson, Watertown; her children, Michael and John; a sister, Theresa; and six grandchildren, Jake, Samuel, Joseph, Vivian, Olivia, Seth.

Besides her parents, Nancy was predeceased by two siblings, Marie McKane Owen, Joe Mancarella.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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