Dorothy L. Benner

PITTSTON – Dorothy L. Benner of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday Sept. 20, 2021 at the age of 86 at her family home. She was born at her family home on Dec. 19, 1934, the daughter of Charles and Alice (Sparrow) Leavitt.

Dorothy was a graduate of Gardiner Area High School and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Gardiner for many years.

She is predeceased by a brother, Richard Leavitt, a brother, Robert Leavitt and a sister, Patricia Coutts.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Sally (Michael) Sirois of China; three grandchildren, Holly (Brian) Murray of Richmond, Alice Sirois (William Snowman) of Richmond, and Benjamin (Samantha) Sirois of West Gardiner; two great-great-grandchildren, Paige Reynolds and Parker Gagnon; and two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emilia Reynolds.

The family expresses a heartfelt thank you to the many that have helped my mother over the years, and especially in most recent months, Tara Sabattis, Andrea Sparrow and Susan Hodgkins.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. at Putnam Cemetery in Pittston.

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, where condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website

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