Pawtucket – Capt. Carl A. Benson, Jr., PPD (ret.), 89, of Bloomfield Street, died Friday, May 1, 2020 at Hallworth House, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Bernice L. (Greenlee) Benson.
Born in Pawtucket, son of the late Carl A. and Bernardine (Strom) Benson, he was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Benson was a police officer for the Pawtucket Police Department, attaining the rank of Captain.
A Korean War veteran, he remained in the US Army Reserves until his retirement in 1990. He was a graduate of Northeastern University. Carl was an avid New England sports fan, and especially loved the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of Pawtucket Country Club, and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pawtucket.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Diane D’Ambra and her husband James of Blackstone, Massachusetts, and Linda Salois, and her husband Ronald, of Pawtucket; two sons, Robert E. Benson, and his wife Sandy, of Pawtucket, and Kenneth R. Benson, and his wife Constance, of Coventry. He also leaves six adoring grandchildren; Eric Benson, Casey, Corey and Caley D’Ambra, and Thomas and Mathieu Salois.
A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Burial, with military honors, will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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