Grace F. (Foster) Benjamin

Grace F. (Foster) Benjamin, 81 of Rochester died March 17, 2019 peacefully at Atria Senior Living after a brief illness.

            She was the wife of the late Robert A. Benjamin.

            Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Albert B. and Rita M. (Cawley) Foster, she lived in Rochester most of her life.

            Mrs. Benjamin was formerly employed by as an operator with New England Telephone before staying home to raise her family.

            She was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

            Mrs. Benjamin was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

            She enjoyed gardening.

            Survivors include her 2 sons, Mark Paul Benjamin and Matthew Benjamin, both of New Bedford; a daughter, Anne Marie Drake and her husband Robert of Ashland, MA; and her grandson, Scott Drake and his wife JoAnne Sylvia Drake.

            Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10 am in St. John Neumann Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook please visit

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