Patricia BensonName: Patricia Benson
Date of Death: October 20, 2013
Age at death: 84
Patricia Vorhees Benson ''Patty'', 84, of Bradenton, passed away Oct. 20, 2013.
Patty was born in Detroit in 1929. Moved to Bradenton from Westerville, OH in 1978. For years she attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church and was a member of the Legion of Mary.
She raised five children. Her kindness and love came first with everyone she met. Her talent was at being a true artist. Graduated from the Chicago School of Interior Decorating. She and her twin sister, Betty Farrar opened up a business called Interiors by Far-Ben. She painted a wall in her first house of a magnificent hand painted Japanese garden in four seasons. Her art finally materialized flawlessly in her quilting. She was a member of Sharing Quilting, here in Manatee County. She must have designed and hand quilted over 30 quilts in her life.
She was predeceased by her father and mother; Clyde and Edith Vorhees, twin sister and husband; Betty and Dick Farrar, son, Steven and daughter Linda Noonan. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Frederick Benson, Sr., and three sons; Fred Jr. and his wife Jeanne, Don and his wife Linda, David and his wife Amy all of Bradenton. Seven grandchildren; Susan, Steve, Dave Jr., Bill of Bradenton, Jacob Benson of CA, Jennifer Noonan Blair and her husband Doug in Bradenton, Chris Hamilton and his wife Kristin of Pacifica, CA, three great-grandchildren; Kate Lynn Blair of Bradenton, Nathan and Sophia Hamilton of Pacifica, CA, and many extended family members and friends all over Bradenton and Ohio.
The family received friends from 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street, Bradenton with a Prayer service that was held at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, October 25, 2013 with a family eulogy that started at 9:15 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2990 26th Street West, Bradenton with inurnment following in the Memorial Garden at the church.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fl. 34205 in her memory.