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Vallette (Fisk) Benham

Vallette (Fisk) Benham
  • November 11, 1932 - August 28, 2017
  • West Hartford, Connecticut

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Vallette Fisk Benham, 84, beloved wife of the late Richard Evans Benham, died August 28, 2017 at Autumn Lake Healthcare of New Britain. She was born in Hartford on November 11, 1932 to the late Leonard D. and Vallette Wright Fisk. She graduated from Howard Seminary and Colby Junior College.

Vallette was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all those in her life. The most important thing to her was family and friends.

She leaves her children Richard Evans and Ruth (Bernatchy) Benham, Jr. of Plantsville, Jeanette and David Fosgate of Lyman, ME, and Margaret Wright Benham of Bristol. Vallett also leaves her grandchildren Courtney Benham and Nicholas Benham of Plantsville and Jeffrey Fosgate of Lyman ME; several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews; and her sister-in-law, Janet N. Fisk of Simsbury. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Marion P. Fisk, and her brothers Henry J. Fisk and Leonard W. Fisk.

Val was a member of the Universalist Church of West Hartford. A memorial service for immediate family and close friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the church. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. To share memories and condolences, please visit