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Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Anna A. Bensley, 96, of Medina entered into rest peacefully on December 14, 2020 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion.
Born November 12, 1924 in Middleport, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Rose (Kontos) Wasvary. She was a longtime parishioner of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. She was known to be a quiet and humble person. Anna loved taking her children on local field trips and adventures, like seeing Santa at Christmas Park. She was a frequent visitor to the library, bringing her children to read and experience the world. Anna loved music, was an avid reader, a wonderful gardener and enjoyed taking care of her various animals. Her love of nature took her down the Erie Canal for walks with the family dog. She was a dessert enthusiast, never turning down sweets and was known to enjoy a taste of chocolate daily.
Predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Bensley in 2001; beloved brothers and sisters in-law, Walter, Gerald, Raymond, Donald, Phyllis and Mary; her cherished siblings, William Wasvary, Lillian (Robert) Hayden and Mary Ellen (Robert) Spaulding.
Survivors include her children, Paula (John Borello) Bensley and James Bensley; granddaughter, Brooke Bensley; sisters in-law, Lucille Hotchkiss and Rita Barry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside committal service will be held Thursday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411 or the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave. Medina NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Supportive Care of Orleans. Additional appreciation to her prior at-home aides Gail Eichler and Dorothy Adams.