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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by skymike Rest in Peace Mr. Benson, yes. A good man. A good Catholic. Say Hello to Heaven. I remember, when he bought the Saints in 85. There was the threat that someone else would buy them, and ...

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Old 03-16-2018, 12:31 AM   #51
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Rest in Peace Mr. Benson, yes.
A good man. A good Catholic. Say Hello to Heaven.

I remember, when he bought the Saints in 85. There was the threat that someone else would buy them, and move them to Jacksonville, or I thought, (but was wrong,) Chicago. Back then, I was working in NWLA, and I thought I was the only Saints fan in Lousiana. I wanted to throw a party, when the sale happened. Of course, the Benson Boogie endeared him to all of us.

He nearly ran over me in his golf cart with Mrs. Gayle, at training camp in Mississippi, and looked a little startled. He was prob. a little skittish after all
the stuff following the Storm, and I told him, "Mr. Benson, we're sure glad to have you here." He smiled back, "Im glad to be here too." very warmly.

-- Listening to WWL's discussion of him tonight.
Don't forget that Tom got New Orleans to the playoffs in 1987. He helped build a team for the past 32 years that I'm sure we are all proud of. I watched WWL-TV News at 5pm and it was very emotional.



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Old 03-16-2018, 01:18 AM   #52
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Thank You Mr Benson, Thank You. May you rest in peace.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:26 AM   #53
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I never met the man but he gave me happiness in my love for this team and the Superbowl. RIP
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RIP Mr. B.
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Mr. Benson had a good run, he will be missed greatly. Who Dat......
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Wow...Mr. Tom Benson provided so much to the region. After Katrina the decisions he made reinvigorated the entire gulf coast area. You were not just an owner of many things but a true Philanthropist to the community. May your legacy live on...you will truly be missed.
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RIP, Mr. Benson. You will be missed.
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such a sad day,not only the sports world mourns for u and family but what u have done for mankind in your life will live on. thanks Tom Benson.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:29 PM   #59
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A two-day public visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Notre Dame Seminary, located at 2901 S. Carrollton Ave.

The private funeral is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the St. Louis Cathedral at 615 Pere Antoine Alley.

Tom Benson's visitation, funeral Mass arrangements announced by Saints | NOLA.com
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