NORWALK, Conn. - Clifford M. Benson of Norwalk died Oct. 22. He was 56.
Benson was born Nov. 10, 1956, in the Bronx, son of Clifford and Naomi Benson. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy. He worked in the shipping industry. For the past 13 years, he worked for Glencore Ltd. in Stamford in ship operations. He was married to Susan Lucente Benson.
Benson is survived by sons, Christopher of Norwalk and Clifford, III of Ga.; daughters, Nichole Lorrius (Sonny) of Fla., and Michelle Howard (Jerry) of Ga.; eight grandchildren; brothers, Dwight of N.Y., Arthur and Sigmund; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT 06851. Burial will be private.
Donations in Benson’s memory may be made to: Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902.