Benjamin Hendrickson

Benjamin F "Bummie" Hendrickson

Saturday, December 9th, 1939 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Benjamin F. Hendrickson, affectionately known as Bummie, age 80, of New Castle, DE passed away on May 3, 2020 at Manor Care Health Service-Pike Creek. Bummie waged a good fight against Parkinson and Lewy Body dementia (LBD) since 2010. He did his best to cope and accept the impact of these diseases on him.

Bummie was an Iron Worker with Local 451 for 59 years and served as Officer in many capacities for the Union. He retired January 1997 and was proud to have three generations of iron workers in the family. Bummie was a member at St. Anthonys and St. Gabes in New Castle. He enjoyed playing the slots at Delaware Park, Harrah’s and Dover Downs.

Born on December 9, 1939 and preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and Ben Hendrickson; his first wife, Lydia (Freebery) Hendrickson; his son, Benny Hendrickson; and his brother, George Hendrickson. Bummie is survived by his wife of 33 years, Paula Hendrickson; his sister, Katherine Simmons of Greensboro, NC; his children: Jeff Hendrickson (Dianne) of New Castle, DE; Sally Blackburn (John) of New Castle, DE; Susie Osborne (Jon) of Rising Sun, MD; stepson Wayne Goodman (Michele) of Middletown, DE and his grandchildren Lindsay, Alexis, Zach, Lydia, Morgan, Eric, Holly and great grandson, Vincent Miller.

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Lizanne Hughes

Posted at 09:46am
Dear Paula, Sally and the Hendrickson Family - We were so very sad to hear of the passing of Ben. We were so happy that we could share our New Castle connections during the time he and my dear Mom, Rosemary, were there. He led a full, rich life and it was obvious how much he meant to so many. He was so courageous. Please know we will continue to pray for you all during this sad time, as we are struggling with sadness too at the loss of Mom. Love and Prayers, Lizanne, Mary Pat & Sobolesky Family

Paula Fontello-Hendrickson Posted at 10:01am

t Thank you Lizanne, your mom was the sweetest. Its all too heartbreaking The worst is not being able to be with the at death or since they restricted visiting on March 13th Thing of you..Paula

Love, Joev & Terri

Posted at 08:49pm
Jeff, Diane - So sorry to hear about your dad/father-in-law. Cherish the great memories, which I am sure you have many.
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paula hendrickson Posted at 11:49am

The Hendrickson family would like to thank you for your condolences for our family. it is deeply appreciated. I know Bummie would love the tree. Paula Hendrickson

Kimberly Watson

Posted at 01:11pm
We are sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Ben as Dad's roommate at Manor Care. We wish you and your family a lifetime of wonderful memories!
Sandy Baldwin and Kim Watson

paula hendrickson Posted at 11:52am

Thank you Sandy and Kim. I think your mom and I were a comfort to each other. What a sad day for both of us.

james ascione

Posted at 08:33am
Deepest Condolences to the Hendrickson Family during this time of loss on behalf of the Operating Engineers Local 542 District 5 Agents, Vinnie, Jimmy and Ed.

paula hendrickson Posted at 11:54am

Thank for your sympathy and thoughtfulness. It is greatly appreciated. The Hendrickson family


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paula hendrickson Posted at 11:56am

Thank you for your condolences. It deeply appreciated by the family. The Hendricksons

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