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BENSON, Rosemary Buetow

BENSON - Rosemary Buetow 93, of Menands, NY, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully at The Community Hospice Inn in Albany, NY on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Born in Brodhead, WI, she was the daughter of the late Walter Buetow and Tina Gritzmaker and wife of the late Al B. Benson Jr. A 1943 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Rosemary began her retail career as a buyer for Carson, Pirie, Scott in Chicago, IL. She moved to Buffalo as a buyer for Wm. Hengerer Co. and ended her career with Macy's at the age of 77.
Survivors include her son Al B. Benson III, MD (Alanah Fitch) of Chicago; daughters Deborah Benson (Brian Petraitis) of Menands and Pamela Benson of Alexandria, VA. Rosemary was the loving grandmother to Sarah Petraitis, DVM (Brandon Strode), Ben Petraitis and Erika and Adam Benson. Funeral Services will be held privately. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Peter's Nursing Home, St. Peter's Hospital (5 McAuley) and the Hospice Inn for the wonderful care provided to Rosemary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the John H. Clinton Funeral Home INC., 336 Third St., Troy, NY.

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