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Marguerite D. Bensen

December 24, 1920 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 97)
Marguerite D. “Honey” Bensen, age 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Slidell, Louisiana. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Bensen,Jr. She was mother of Judy B. Gourgues (Henry) and Edward Bensen III (Virginia). She was grandmother of Steven Michael Gourgues (Melissa), Russell Michael Gourgues (Dawn), and Brian Michael Gourgues (Stefanie), Edward Bensen IV, and Joseph Ponsetti. She was great grandmother of Lauren Megan Gourgues, Rebecca Madison Gourgues, Sarah Meredith Gourgues, Jack Henry Gourgues, Emma Katherine Gourgues, Abigail Claire Gourgues, Andrew Parrish Gourgues, McKayla Bensen, Kaitlyn Ponsetti, and Mia Ponsetti. She was great great grandmother of Anistyn. “ Honey” Bensen was a homemaker who also did seamstress work from her home. She enjoyed outings with her senior citizens groups. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her many plants and flowers. She especially enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She rarely missed family meals and outings. She was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA for many years. She also attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Slidell, Louisiana. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer Foundation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 12:15 pm on Monday, April 2, 2018 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul #1 Cemetery.
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