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“The Mary's Family, The past few months getting to know Mary and her beautifull girls again was such a pleasure. You see Mary and her husband...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Heather Prentice Russo - CA

“Aunt Mary, I will miss you Always! Our memories are a life time! ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mike & Cathy McQuade - Bayville, NJ

“We had many long talks and good times together. I was blessed to be with you until your passing. I will keep my promises to you, RIP. I know you...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Schell - Morrisville, PA

“"Good night, Little Mama ~ Good night, Little Baby" I love you! ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bev - Chatsworth, CA - Daughter

“Many fond memories of family vacations in Ocean City, Maryland & OBX, North Carolina. Rest in Peace.... Geneva & Family ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Geneva Frick - Newark, DE - niece

“Mary Benson was the very best of friends, a fill-in Mom, a wonderful help-mate at all times over the years...and a great party animal at all our...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Lu Agan - Glendale, OR

“Dear Mary, You will be missed by your many friends and family who have loved you through the years. I'll especially miss our "coffee mornings"...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Boudreaux - West Hills, CA

“Sleep with the angels, Mom. Your loving daughter ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Benson Higgins - Camarillo, CA

“Mary, I didn't now you as long as many of our Red Hat sisters. One memory I have of you is getting your angel costume ready for the Granada Hills...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Child

“I first met Mary many years ago at the Y in the pool. She was full of wit and laughter which made everyone around feel good. We both became members...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Anita Carson - Northridge, CA

“Dear Friend, It is hard to say good bye to such a long-time friend. We have been "there" for each other so many times. Our chats -...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Janet R. Mayers - Porter Ranch, CA

“Mary was a wonderful volunteer at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for many years. She was loved by everyone who had the honor of being...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Angel - Northridge, CA


Mary Helen Benson age 86 passed away at her home in Northridge, CA on February 23, 2013 with her family by her side. Born in Altoona, PA to the late John and Esther Steinbeiser. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband Sam, son David, brother Jack and great granddaughter Chloe. She is survived by her daughters Kathy Higgins, Beverly(Gianni) Serpi, grandchildren Lisa Shannon and Chad Higgins, great-grandchildren, Blaize, Noah, and Adam Higgins, along with her sisters in law Ann, Barbara, Romayne, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of the Red Hats Society, San Juan Capistrano Guild, and Bereavement Group of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Northridge.

Vigil will be Friday March 1, 2013 at Utter McKinley S.F. Mission Mortuary viewing from 5:00pm-8:30pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Mass will take place Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in Mary's honor. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Mary's life after the Funeral Mass at her home.