Funeral Service

Time: 10.30am

Date: Monday 9th March 2020

Service Details:
The service will be held in New Jerusalem Church, Accrington followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium

Marion Benson

On 25th February 2020 suddenly in hospital, Marion, aged 93yrs of Accrington and latterly a much loved and respected resident at Haslingden Hall & Lodge. The dearly loved wife of the late Alan, much loved Mum of Janet, Robert and Andrew, very dear mother in law of David, Lorraine & Jane, loving Nana of Kathryn, Joanne, Sarah, Thomas, Hannah, Ian, Stephen and Emma and Great Nana of Rory, Ronnie and Oliver.

Marion was a most supporting and loving wife and Mum who adored her home. Family holidays when the children were young were spent in Wales and later, Marion and Alan enjoyed their holidays abroad and cruising. A favourite destination for them both was Madeira. In 1970, when Alan served as the Mayor of Accrington, Marion was Mayoress, a role she took seriously and thoroughly enjoyed. She was a former secretary of the Accrington branch of the RNLI and received the Institute’s Gold Medal for her long standing services and commitments to the RNLI. Marion was very much a people person and loved socialising and being in company. She and Alan enjoyed their evenings spent in The Crown with their friends. She was a very good friend to have. Marion was also a member of The New Jerusalem Church, Accrington. She will be remembered for being a loving and lovely lady, and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Donations in Memory of Marion to the the RNLI c/ of the Funeral Directors