March Farms Accident: Ben March obituary, death happened Saturday October 5, 2019 after a farm accident.
Ben March was 38 years old and the youngest son of Thomas and Susan March. Ben brought the fresh energy of a new generation to the operation of his family’s century-old farm.
March Farms Accident: Ben March obituary, death – what happened?
Ben March died after suffering a crash on a utility vehicle on the farm at about 9 p.m., Saturday October 5, 2019.
Ben was taken to an area hospital with injuries. He sadly passed away from the injuries.
A post on the March Farm Facebook page announced that the farm would be closed and all activities canceled Sunday and Monday.
March grew up on the farm with his three siblings. He had taken on the responsibility of pruning the farm’s 5,000 fruit trees after his father underwent heart surgery just before the 100th anniversary of the farm. He inspected tomatoes during blight, fixed broken down tractors and sold vegetables at farmers markets.
He had helped successfully shepherd the March farms into the 21st century.
State police, who oversee Bethlehem’s police department as a member of the Resident State Trooper program, are investigating the crash.
A touching tribute from Melissa Ocasio reads:
Anyone who knows the March family (March Farms, in Bethlehem CT); they experienced a significant loss last night due to an unexpected accident.
Ben – a beloved son, uncle, brother, father, friend, etc. If you have been on the farm – chances are you’ve seen him! He was incredibly helpful and kind!
Please understand, the family is broken hearted and experiencing this nightmare of losing such a significant person in their lives.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.