Margaret E. (Downey) Benjamin

I believe she is a d/o Michael MacPherson Downey, born Springhill and
Dorothy Virginia Sears, born Parrsboro. Joseph Edward Kendrick of Parrsboro
was Dorothy's step-father.

I also believe Margaret's husband to be James William Leo Benjamin, born 14
Jan 1919 in Parrsboro, s/o Clarence Hubert Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth
"Lizzie" Kendrick.

Margaret and William were possibly m/1 in Rotterdam, New York.


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Section: CAPITAL REGION, Page: B6
Date: Saturday, January 22, 1994

Margaret E. Downey Benjamin of Wychwood Drive, formerly of Schenectady, died
Friday in the Suburban Manor Nursing Home, Acton, Mass., after a long

Mrs. Benjamin was born in Spring Hill, Nova Scotia, and graduated from
Cambridge High School. She lived in Schenectady for most of her life. Mrs.
Benjamin was an assembler and tester for Whistler Inc. of Westford, Mass.,
for the past seven years. She previously worked for General Radio.

Survivors include her husband, William Benjamin of Schenectady; four
daughters, Nancy E. Katzenberger of Liberty, Sullivan County, Lois Jean
Taylor and Virginia E. Ritz, both of Schenectady, and Heather Koehler of
Albany; three sisters, Elaine Sparks and Olive Hebb, both of Littleton, and
Dorothy McSorley of Tewksbury, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.

A service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the Badger Funeral Home, routes
2A and 110, Littleton, and at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Littleton.
Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Surburban Manor Nursing Home, Route 2A,
Acton, MA.
Her Mother:

LITTLETON - Dorothy (Kendrick Sears) McSorley, 86, of 31 Westchester Drive,
Littleton, Mass., died January 27, at the Apple Valley Continuing Care
Centre in Ayer.
Born in Parrsboro, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jane
(Sears) Kendrick, and was the wife of Willard B. McSorley, who died in 1990.
Mrs. McSorley spent her early life in Nova Scotia and moved to the United
States in 1929.
She resided in Cambridge for many years and had lived in Littleton for the
past 38 years.
She was a member of the Littleton Grange, the North Middlesex Pomona Grange
and was an avid bingo player.
Mrs. McSorley is survived by four daughters, ***Margaret E. Benjamin***,
Elaine F. Sparks, and Olive Hebb, all of Littleton, and Dorothy McSorley of
Tewksbury; three sisters, Florence Willigar and Vonnie Zwicker of Parrsboro,
and Josephine Yorke of Ontario.
Dorothy is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two
nieces, Mrs. Patricia Gouchie of Amherst and Miss Shirley Sears of
She is also the mother of the late Michael C. Downey of Cambridge.
(The Citizen - newspaper clipping )

Source: Deb Everett, 29 Jul 2012