THOMAS J. BENSON, 86, of Mahwah, N.J., formerly of Upper Saddle River, N.J. and Darien, CT., died Sept. 29th. Born in Newburgh, N.Y. on Oct. 5, 1926, Tom was raised by their mother, Mary Murphy Benson Lepore. Funeral services in N.J. were handled by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, Ramsey, N.J. Mass was celebrated Monday, Oct. 7 at Church of the Presentation (Upper Saddle River). Local arrangements overseen by M.B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home. Internment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26th, at St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid, N.Y. Rev. John Yonkovig will officiate.