Michael W. Benjamin, at 31
Michael Weldon Benjamin, 31, died unexpectedly Oct. 17. He was born in California and raised in Hull, where he resided with his family until his death.
Many will remember him for his love of life and the energy he spread to those around him. From a young age, he loved sports, excelling at football, basketball, and baseball through Hull youth sports programs and into Hull High School. After high school, he went on to the Peterson Trade School, where he jumpstarted his career in HVAC, working as a service tech for New England Cooling Towers, followed by management of multiple HVAC teams. Being the motivated entrepreneur he was, he then created his own company, Benjamin Air.
Beyond his career, he will be remembered for his heart and his fearless personality. He was a courageous man and would stand behind his family through anything that became an obstacle. He had a humor that would strike even the most apprehensive and an infectious laugh that made for lighter days. He brought comfort to those close to him through his empathetic nature and deep understanding of life itself. He was a humble man and appreciated the simplicity of life. He found happiness in the day just surrounded by his loving wife and beautiful children.
And while the greater plan for Michael is quite hard to understand right now, he will always be remembered in their hearts. He will be felt in the moments where they know he should still be here. He will be the inner strength to his wife, still standing by his side as her life goes on. And most of all, he will live on as a protector to his family, a guardian angel to his children through their walks of life.
Mr. Benjamin leaves his wife, Kristen Benjamin, and two children, Paisley Lane and Logan Weldon; his parents, Renne Benjamin and Peter Benjamin, and his step-parents, Mark Doherty and Karen Benjamin, as well as his in-laws: Mary Calandrella, John Daughtry, Steven Calandrella, and Tammy Calandrella.
The brother of Sara Benjamin and the late Elizabeth Benjamin, he was the step-brother of Esme Herrmann and Michael Herrmann; and the brother-in-law of Lauren, Sarah, and Kim Calandrella. Survivors also include his grandparents, Weldon P. and Katherine M. Benjamin, and many extended family members. Mr. Benjamin also leaves behind many lifelong friends, who will miss him dearly.
His memorial service will be held in mid-November; the date cannot be ascertained yet because his three-year-old daughter Paisley must complete a minimum of 30 days in hospital care at Tufts Medical Center for leukemia that was diagnosed in October.
Memorial donations may be directed to https://www.gofundme.com/paisley-benjamin. Donations will be used for medical and funeral bills and to support his family.
Michael W. Benjamin, at 31