Remembering Nancy Benedict: Advocate For Social and Economic Justice

Democrats and those who work for social and economic justice in New Britain counted Nancy Benedict as a good friend and ally.  Nancy, 64, died suddenly June 3rd, at her home continuing her advocacy on behalf of working people to her last days.

“While she struggled since her early 50s with Parkinson’s Disease and the attendant erosion of mobility, she continued to be as bold as she was curious, as active as she was caring. Nancy was part of every major fight for social and economic justice, of every effort to make the world a better place. She blazed new trails and was a powerful voice for affordable health care for everyone long before it was a front page issue.”

Over the last several years she worked with the Connecticut Citizen Action Group where her husband and fellow activist John Murphy is the Political Director. Her involvements included  Health Care for America Now and the Connecticut Parkinson’s Working Group.

A memorial celebration will be held on the evening of Tuesday, (July 6, 2010) at the Pond House Banquet Hall in Elizabeth Park, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Parkinson’s Working Group (CPWG) 132 Highwoods Drive, Guilford, CT 06437 or the Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG) 30 Arbor Street Suite 6N Hartford, CT 06106.

New Britain Democrats extend our sorrow and support to John Murphy and the Murphy and Benedict families.

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