Helen M. Benzing, 94

OSWEGO, NY – Helen M. Benzing, 94, a resident of 20 Herrick St., Oswego, passed away Thursday May 30, 2013, at St. Luke Health Services.

Mrs. Benzing was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late William and Anna (McMahon) McGrath.

She was a life resident.

She was the wife of the late Robert Benzing, who died in 2002.

Mrs. Benzing was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Oswego.

She is survived by a daughter, Maryann (Leon) Doud of Oswego; three sons, Thomas (Christine) Benzing, Joseph (Susan) Benzing and David (Cathy) Benzing, all of Oswego; three sisters, Anna Mae Mitchell of Oswego, Eileen (George) Ranous of Oswego and Hazel Ebert of California; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Robert L. (Larry) Benzing; and two brothers, Jack McGrath and George McGrath.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at her home on 20 Herrick St.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church, 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego.


  1. Dave (and Cathy): Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. God bless you in your time of grief.
    Debbie & Ray
    your Neighbors from Sixth Street

  2. Just saw the notice of your mom’s death – Am presently in Atlanta, Georgia – sorry I wasn’t there for the service. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Janet and Bud Murray

  3. Godfather-just saw that your mom passed away-it’s been years since I have
    Seen her but I pray that she finds her way to heaven and you find peace
    With her passing.

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