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Benjamin Mason Parran
  • August 06, 1946
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  • March 26, 2017

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Benjamin Mason Parran, 70, of Port Orange, Florida passed away on March 26, 2017 at Halifax Health Hospice Port Orange Care Center. He was born August 6, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Barron Parran. Ben was a graduate of Cranwell Preparatory School and he attended Embry-Riddle University. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1971 and is a Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving on the C-130’s, the work horses of the air. Ben was an Auditor for local hotels when first arriving in Daytona and was retired as Rural Carrier for the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, reading, cooking, baking, and fine dining, and having a cold one with his buds (you know who you are). Ben is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Parran of Port Orange, his sister, Katherine Moriarty (Richard) of Chesapeake, Virginia; brother Edward Parran (James Guidera) of New York City, mother-in-law, Shirley Weesner of Port Orange, brother-in-law, Michael Weesner of Daytona Beach, stepson, Daniel Freeman of Jacksonville, Florida; and a myriad of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Angela Parran. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Benjamin to the Halifax Health Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129.


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  1. 31 Mar 2017
    Leslie & Dick Parran says:
    Shirley, Kathy, Ed and family. Our deepest condolences from the Dick Parran, Jr. branch of the family. Our love , thoughts and prayers are with you. May cousin Ben find comfort in heaven.

  2. 30 Mar 2017
    Peggy Williams says:
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Peggy, Jim, and Nell

  3. 30 Mar 2017
    Sherron and Chet Malin says:
    God Bless you Ben and your loving family, you will be soooo miss dear one!! See you on the other side!!
    Sherron and Chet Malin!!

  4. 30 Mar 2017
    Sherron and Chet Malin lit a candle:
    Lit since March 30, 2017 at 3:26:35 AM

  5. 30 Mar 2017
    Mary sears says:
    It's so sad that we didn't get to know Ben very well because we live so far away. He was always very nice when we got to visit. He sounds like such a fun person to have been around. Hugs and Love to you, Shirley---I know you will miss him.

  6. 29 Mar 2017
    Elaine Devlin says:
    Ben was a wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. I pray for peace and comfort for Shirley and all of Ben's family.

  7. 29 Mar 2017
    John and Diane says:
    Kathy, Richard, and Family,
    We were sorry to hear of Ben's death. Our thoughts go out to his wife, stepson, and all of you. Lovely obituary.
    Love and Prayers,

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