Today we will be dressing Benjamin. Probably one of the hardest days aside from his passing. It will be the final time we will get to see and touch his body. This is the outfit we will be dressing him in. Thank you Aunt Suzanne for this gift. He will look so handsome. Below is Ben's obituary that comes out in the paper today as well. I struggled as the love we felt for Benjamin could never be put into words. I did the best that I could. So many HARD reminders. Oh how we miss those chubby cheeks and beautiful blue eyes with the lashes that waved to me every morning as I kissed him awake.
Benjamin McKay Orton passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 29th at the tender age of 8 years old. He leaves behind his father and mother, Steve and Becky Orton of
along with three older siblings, Kayla, Kaleb and Stevie. He also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Priscilla Hutchins of Gilford, NH Northboro, Massachusetts; his paternal grandparents, Chad and Beth Marie Orton of ; many aunts and uncles and over 40 cousins who loved him dearly. Logan, UT
Benjamin was born April 4, 2002 and was not expected to live past his birth. He was our 8 year miracle who flourished purely on love. Our sweet little boy brought such joy and happiness to those who had the privilege to know him. We will dearly miss his beautiful blue eyes with forever lashes, his wrinkly little head and those kissable cheeks that we could never get enough of.
We are grateful for the Children’s
who became Benjamin’s second family, especially those on the DHART and PICU teams. Benjamin was fortunate to have such amazing doctors and nurses that lovingly cared for him which allowed for a quality of life that would not have been possible otherwise. Hospital of Dartmouth
We take great comfort in the knowledge that families can be together forever and look forward to that day when we will once again wrap our arms around our beloved Benjamin. Until then, he will be wrapped around our hearts. We love you little Benny! xoxo
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
1442 North Main Street in . He will be buried in the Town of Northboro Cemetery in Laconia, New Hampshire . Graveside services will be private. Northboro, Massachusetts
In lieu of flowers, his family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Children’s Hospital at
in Benjamin’s name. Dartmouth