Margaret L. “Peggy” Benson

Margaret L. “Peggy” Benson, 78, of 101 Cook Ave., Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in her home.

A lifelong area resident, she was born May 17, 1935, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Williams Burnett.

She was a 1953 graduate of Jamestown High School, and in earlier years, had been a dental assistant for Dr. White DDS.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother, who loved taking trips with her cousin, Louise, to Atlantic City, Las Vegas and to the Seneca Allegany Casino. She was also a lover of dogs and cats.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra B. (John) Williams of Jamestown; three sons: Daniel A. (Jane Nickerson) Benson Jr. and Craig R. (Michelle Johnson) Benson, both of Jamestown, and Michael L. (Lorie) Benson of Clayton, N.C.; 12 grandchildren: Renee Williams, Krista (Kelly) Vincent, John Williams Jr., Daniel T. Benson, Stephanie M. Benson, Andrew Benson, Stacey (Brandon) Benson, Christopher Benson, Michael Benson, Zachary Benson, Lindsey Benson, Allison Benson; five great-grandchildren; four sisters: Janice Indelicato, Patty Triscari, Linda (Steve) Peterson, all of Jamestown, and Lois (Frank) Erickson of Sherman; and a brother Robert (Sylvia) Burnett of Jamestown.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel A. Benson Sr. whom she mar-ried Jan. 29, 1955, and who died May 29, 2008; and two sisters: Marilyn Burnett and Beverly Geraci.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family service will be held in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt, chaplain of the Lutheran Retirement Home, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to the Ameri-can Diabetes Association, Buffalo, N.Y. office, 315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226.

You may light a candle in remembrance of “Peggy” at www.lindfuneralhome. com.