Paul James Benjamin, 78 died at his home on October 27, 2016 following a period of declining health. Paul was born in Orange, New Jersey on March 13, 1938 the son of Arthur and Mary [Hennessey] Benjamin.

     Paul was raised and schooled in New Jersey relocating to Ashland 1980 from Parsippany, New Jersey. While in Ashland he was employed at L.W. Packard Co. for many years. Paul served his country in the U.S. Air Force in France and Germany. Paul enjoyed doing puzzles, playing card games, the lottery, scratch tickets, and going for walks. He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor P. [Bury] Benjamin in 2015, also predeceased by his granddaughter Amanda M. Paquette, his brothers Arthur, Robert, and Edward.

     He is survived by his daughters Michelle E. Benjamin of Ashland, Patricia M. Paquette of Ashland, and Walta Sue Ebert of Dallas, Texas, his son Michael Benjamin of Ashland, his grandchildren Derek J. Davis, Lauren N. Paquette, and Taylor M. Paquette, and his twin sisters Janet Lambert of Hooksett, and Joan Charette of West Orange, New Jersey.

     Burial will be held in Green Grove Cemetery at a time to be announced. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family. For more info, go to