Alana M. Benson, 57, of Walton passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Alana was born on October 6, 1961 in Walton, NY, daughter to Claude and Marjorie Green.
She graduated from Walton Central Schools, class of 1979. Alana married her beloved husband Walter A. Benson on September 17, 1988 and was married 17 years until his passing on August 18, 2005. She was a loving and caring woman, which extended far beyond her family. Alana loved her job at Townsend Elementary School where she was a Teacher’s Aide. She made many special relationships with students and staff over the years and will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her.
Survivors include her sons Derek Benson and Tyler Benson both of Walton; daughters Lori Falisi (Jeff) of Long Island and Denise Webler (Tory) of Walton; grandchildren Daniel Falisi, Stephanie Falisi, Eric Webler, Tristan Falisi, Jared Webler and Christy Falisi; siblings Claudia Smith, Carol Eckert, John Green (Laura), Sande Paul (Bill), Jamie Green (Carla), Shirley Brown (Kevin) and Stacy Dean (Bill) and sister-in-law Cheryl Green. Alana is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Walter, Alana is predeceased by her parents Claude and Marjorie Green; brother Marcus Green; sister Dixie Green and brother-in-law’s Leonard Eckert and Daniel Smith. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Alana’s nephew Thomas Shaw who never left her side.
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6-9 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Alana’s life will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11 A.M. at New Beginnings Alliance Church, 110 Stockton Avenue, Walton with William Paul officiating. Burial will follow at Walton Cemetery. The family would like to invite everyone back to New Beginnings Alliance following the burial for food and continued fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alana’s memory may be made to the New Beginnings Alliance Church General Fund, 110 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Alana’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com