Hazel was born on May 2, 1922 in Canton, daughter of the late Oscar A. and Mary G. Barnes. She worked very hard throughout her life. Hazel worked for A&P Market, the silk factory in Troy, the Laundry department of Troy Hospital, Paper Magic, the Troy Penny Saver, and cleaned houses for families in Troy. She attended Sylvania Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Troy Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Hazel is survived by her children: Rick (Sandy) Benson of Troy, Harold (Marsha) Benson of Canton, Betty Hartford of Elmira, and Roger Benson of Troy, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Laurence, several brothers and sisters, and son-in-law Michael Hartford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hazel’s memory to the Roger Benson Care Fund c/o Harold Benson 12Graham Road Canton, PA 17724.
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