M. Corinne (Sandberg) Benson, age 78, of Erie and formerly of Youngsville, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Youngsville on August 30, 1935 a daughter of the late Melvin and Jessica (McCain) Sandberg.

She was the valedic-torian of class and editor of the year book at Youngs-ville high school. Corinne liked to listen to all types of music and played the pi-ano and French horn. She was smart and funny. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years, Robert A. Benson, in 2008, a sister Charlotte Christie and a brother Elwood Sand-berg.

Corinne is survived by six children; Tracy Porter, husband Scott of North East, Joline Mindek, com-panion Scott Klick of Har-borcreek, Robert A. Ben-son, Jr., wife Michelle of Corry, Dorothy Benson, with whom she lived, of Erie, Joseph Benson, com-panion Stephanie Moyer of Warren and Jessica Helm-brecht, husband Wayne of Cheektowaga, NY. She is also survived by grandchil-dren, Sarah Johnson, hus-band Jake, Hannah Alles-sie, husband Matt, Azelin Benson, Robert Benson, III, Brett Benson, wife Saman-tha, Corey Benson and Lo-gan Helmbrecht; great grandchildren, Cadance Jewart, Emmett Allessie and Rylee Johnson and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, Erie, PA. Additional calling will be held on Monday at St. Luke Church, 420 North Main St., Youngsville, PA from 10:30 am until the time of a Funeral Mass at 11:30 am. Burial will follow in Youngsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 1128 State Street, Ste.301, Erie, PA 16501. Con-dolences and photos may be sent at