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“so sorry to read of Florence's passing--we worked together at western for several years--condolences to the family--nan pittocco parker ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: nan parker - greenwich, CT

“Mrs. Benham was my best girlfriend's Mom. I will never forget going over her home .... and chatting with her and eating her snickerdoodles. She...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Gregor - Bethel, CT

“I was jus thinking about Florence as she was such a role model for me in WJHS. She taught me the basics about cooking (look out Jaques Pepin) and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I had Florence as a teacher and later on my husband and I worked with her at Western Junior High School. She was a wonderful teacher and a lovely...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Laraine Pascarella - Norwalk, CT

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. Childhood memories are always your best memories and growing up on Circle Drive Ext. was great. The Benhams...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Ryan

“We'll miss you Grandma! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Alicia Haffner

“Mrs. Benham was my Home Economics teacher at Western Jr. High. She taught us and showed us that these were important skills! God Bless your family! ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Valerie Teufel - FL

“Florence and Don were wonderful friends to many younger teachers in Greenwich. She had many words of encouragementfor us both at Western and GHS. ...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Wolf - State College, PA

“I met her twice. My most fond memory was when she talked about her family, she showed me a photo album, she talked about women's college basketball....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bryan Nomen

“Florence was the home economics teacher when I joined the Western Junior High School staff. I was always impressed with her statuesqu presence, her...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Gunn - Bethel, CT

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Carmon Community Funeral Homes - CT

“She was the best Grandma a girl could ask for! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Amanda Alonzy

“May God's strength be with you all during this sad period in your lives. He's only a prayer away. Jeremiah 29:12 ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Florence will be dearly missed. Florence was a wonderful person. She was truly loved. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this very...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: L H - FL

Florence Mary Treworgy Benham passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2017. She was born in 1921 to Augustus and Bertha (Green) Treworgy in Blue Hill, Maine. Florence graduated from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill and went on to receive her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Maine. She then earned her Master's Degree from Western Connecticut State University. In her younger years, Florence enjoyed horseback riding, tennis, swimming, badminton and was picked for the All-Maine Girls Basketball Team while at UMaine. She taught Home Economics at Newport HS (ME), Holden High School (MA), Darien High School, and finally settled in Greenwich where she taught both at the junior and senior high school levels until her retirement in 1986. After retirement, she was active at Christ Church in Greenwich as a volunteer in their bookshop, and continued refining her talents as a seamstress, cook, gardener, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In 2001, she moved to Farmington and joined the First Congregational Church of Canton Center, where she was active in the Prime Timers Group and the Prayer Shawl Ministry, as well as a baker for the Chicken Pie Supper and a huller for the Strawberry Festival. She was also a member of the Farmington Woods Women's Book Club. Florence was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Donald George Benham. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Benham Alonzy and her "favorite" son-in-law Jerry Alonzy; Pat and Jerry's three daughters, Amanda, Allison and Alicia; Alicia's husband, Todd, and their two sons, Ethan and Blake. Florence is also survived by her son Jeffrey Benham and his wife Deb, and their three children. The family extends their gratitude to Florence's caregivers from Companions and Homemakers and the Hospice Team from McLean for their care of Florence in her last years, and especially to Kathy, Gloria and Monica who showed extraordinary love and compassion for her. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, April 28 at the First Congregational Church of Canton Center, 184 Cherry Brook Rd., Canton. Family and friends are also invited to the Christ Church of Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, on Sunday, April 30 for a church service at 11:00AM with burial in the Memorial Garden following the service. A reception will be in the Family Room until 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory may be made to the Music Fund of the First Congregational Church of Canton Center, P.O. Box 133, Canton, CT 06020; or to the Surry Historical Society, P.O. Box 17, Surry, ME 04684. To share a memory or condolence with Florence's family, please visit