Beverly Ann Benson

July 8, 1932 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 87)


Beverly Sellberg Benson, 87, of Burlington, CT passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2020. She was born on July 8, 1932 in Manchester, CT, daughter of the late Frederick and Beatrice Hoskins Sellberg.

Beverly graduated from Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, MN with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then trained at the Mayo Clinic and earned her degree in physical therapy. She returned to CT and worked her entire career as a physical therapist at various nursing homes in the greater Hartford area.

Beverly was the loving wife of the late Bernt Benson. She was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteering for church tag sales, organizing the archives and other church activities. Beverly loved her granddaughters and enjoyed going to any of their activities.

Beverly is survived by her sons Brian Benson of Burlington, Bret Benson of Collinsville, Brad Benson and his wife Jennifer of Granby; granddaughters Hannah, Julia, Alexandra and Amy Benson; brother Frederick Sellberg and his wife Barbara of Bristol, sister Polly Anderson and her husband Walter of Bristol and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will held on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5PM until 7PM. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave, Forestville CT, 06010. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10AM directly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St, Bristol, CT 06010. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave, St. Peter, MN 56082,

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January 13, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Brien Funeral Home
24 Lincoln Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

Funeral Service
January 14, 2020

10:00 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
355 Camp St.
Bristol, CT 06010


Burlington Center Cemetery
Library Lane
Burlington, CT

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