Obituary: Barbara Benisch, 87

Barbara Benisch of Forest Hills, N.Y., passed away peacefully at Norwalk Hospital on March 28, following a month long battle with pneumonia. She was  87.

She was born in Brooklyn Hospital on April 21, 1928, daughter of the late Catharine E. Benisch and Henry J. Benisch and was a life­long resident of Forest Hills, N.Y..

She was a graduate of Miss Beard’s School for Girls, class of 1945, and Cornell University, class of 1949 and the president of her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.

She was an active member of the West Side Tennis Club, the Church­-in-­the-­Gardens and the Women’s Club of Forest Hills. She worked part­-time for Benisch Brothers Monuments & Memorials, Brooklyn, N.Y., a 4th generation family business.

She is survived by her sister Margaret A. Anderson of Weston (late husband Carleton J. Anderson, Jr.), her nephews Jay Anderson of Alexandria, Vir., John Anderson of Hopkinton, Mass., Bill Anderson of Chula Vista, Calif., and her niece Lyn (Anderson) Kimberly of  Weston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Cornell Annual Fund for Human Ecology, Cornell University, P.O. Box 25842, Lehigh Valley, PA 18003­.

A memorial service and celebration of Barbara Benisch’s life will take place at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston, on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bouton Funeral Home, Georgetown.

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