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Official Obituary of: Frederick H. Benker, Jr. 11/20/2020

Frederick H. Benker, Jr. 11/20/2020

PLAINVILLE – Frederick H. Benker, Jr. passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 of Covid 19.  He was the husband of Marilyn R. (Bowmar) Benker.

Born in Attleboro on May 30, 1936, he was the son of the late Frederick H. Benker Sr. and the late Ruth (James) Benker.

Frederick grew up in Plainville and was a graduate of Plainville High School.  He then went on to Wentworth Institute.

Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Army. 

When he returned home he worked as a toolmaker for Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 40 years.  During this time there, he developed four patents.

Fred was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by his three children:  Jill Benker-Seaberg and her husband Donald; Sharon Benker Barnes and her husband Phinehas; and John Frederick Benker and his wife Deborah; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Fred’s name to the Plainville United Methodist Church, 16 East Bacon St., Plainville, MA 02762

 

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  • So very sorry to hear of your loss.  It’s so very hard to loose a loved one but know he is  still with you in spirit and in you heart!  Hugs and prayers for all of you.  With sympathy, Jim & Tricia Allen

  • Our deepest condolences to Marilyn and all of Fred’s family. May his memory live on eternally in all that he gave to the family he loved so much. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor!

  • I was so sorry to read that Fred Benker had passed away. I haven’t seen Fred in several years but when we met I always enjoyed our time together; a kind gentle man, who would always tell it straight. I always also respected and appreciated his hard work and how hands on he was in his daily life. He’ll me missed – my sincere condolences to Marilyn and the rest of the family.

  • Our sincere condolences go out the family on this sad loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Rick and Chris Caron

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  1. Our sincere condolences go out the family on this sad loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Rick and Chris Caron

  2. I was so sorry to read that Fred Benker had passed away. I haven’t seen Fred in several years but when we met I always enjoyed our time together; a kind gentle man, who would always tell it straight. I always also respected and appreciated his hard work and how hands on he was in his daily life. He’ll me missed – my sincere condolences to Marilyn and the rest of the family.

  3. Our deepest condolences to Marilyn and all of Fred’s family. May his memory live on eternally in all that he gave to the family he loved so much. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor!

  4. So very sorry to hear of your loss.  It’s so very hard to loose a loved one but know he is  still with you in spirit and in you heart!  Hugs and prayers for all of you.  With sympathy, Jim & Tricia Allen

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