Linda Benson

Dear BPC Family,

With great sorrow, I pass along to you the word that our faithful secretary (and friend) of seven years, Linda Benson, succumbed to complications from leukemia Saturday night, December 15 2012. It is a devastating loss for many; but after six very difficult months, we know that she is embraced by God’s peace.

Please keep her husband, Ben; sons, Richard and Nicholas; and sisters Marcia and Janice in your prayers.

Here are the plans for services:

Visiting hours — Wednesday 12/19, 4-8 pm (note: a special service, called the Panikhida, takes place at 6)
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St, Woburn

Funeral service– Thursday 12/20, 10 am
Holy Trinity Cathedral (Russian Orthodox), 165 Park Drive, Boston (Fenway area)
(I will have room for 2 in my car if you are interested)

Memorial Gifts– Timothy Padulsky Memorial Trust, 11 Dixon Road, Woburn 01801
(To help cancer families in the community and at the Floating Hospital; Timothy was a young man who died from leukemia)

For sympathy cards and notes– please contact the office at for the address.

At a future date – probably following the holidays – we expect to provide a simple time of remembrance of Linda at our church.

Blessings and peace,

Remembering Whitey Graham

By now you’ve joined the shock and sadness over Whitey’s sudden death, of a heart attack brought on by aneurysm while he was working in Cambridge yesterday. Jean, Alex, Andrew, Christopher, Barbara and little Ryan and Darryl are buoying up one another together with the many folks calling and coming to the door.

The plans for remembering Whitey are these:
There will be visiting hours at the Sullivan Home (43 Winn Str., Burlington), Monday, 4-8 (followed by Masonic service).
The funeral will be at Burlington Presbyterian Church (335 Cambridge St., Burlington) Tuesday, 11 am, followed by burial at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, then a reception at St. Malachy’s Church (99 Bedford Street St., Burlington).

Betty Doubek will be coordinating the reception.

You might remember that Whitey was scheduled to be “guest” preacher for this Sunday. By God’s grace, Whitey had already finished preparing his sermon–and it will be the basis of the message Sunday. I will be there, rather than away.

I hope that many of you will be able to be there, too. It is a time when many in our church family will be need the reminder of the strength of our bonds in Christ.