BETHLEHEM — Benjamin Paul March of March Farm in Bethlehem passed away unexpectedly this past weekend, doing what he loved.
Ben was born June 18, 1980 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He attended Holy Cross High School where he played football for the Crusaders and then went on to Western Connecticut State University, where he also played football. After a short stint in the corporate world, Ben decided to return to the family farm, where he helped his family expand the business to what it is today — a thriving agri-tourism destination.
When Ben wasn’t working, he loved spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, competing in Spartan races, watching football, reading and traveling.
Ben was a fun-loving father and uncle and was often found entertaining the farm kids. He was an amazing, gentle and loving man who touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with.
He leaves behind his wife, Larissa; his daughter, Lola; his parents, Thomas and Susan; his siblings, Tommy, Heather and Emily and their spouses; his grandmother, Charlotte Collett; his Uncle Bill Collett, and his cousin, Shane Collett. He also leaves behind a large extended family, including 15 nieces and nephews, and a large community of friends and neighbors.
Calling hours will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School St., Woodbury. A memorial service will take place at noon Thursday, October 10, at Memorial Hall, 36 Main St. South, Bethlehem. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider a donation to a fund being established in Ben's daughter's name. Donations can be made to Lola Z. March and mailed to Thomaston Savings Bank, 73 Main St. South, Bethlehem 06751.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.