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Our Deepest Condolences to the Benson Family

Tom Benson was the franchise owner of the Saints from 1985-2018.

Photo: Courtesy of Gambit Weekly

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation team wishes to express its deepest condolences to Mrs. Tom Benson and the entire Saints/Pelicans organization.

Mr. Benson was the epitome of what is means to be a New Orleanian.

He was passionate, as well as inspiring and focused each and every day on creating opportunity and success for not only our community, but also the nation. His philanthropic efforts and his approach to life, along with Mrs. Benson, will continue to provide the rest of us with a roadmap to living responsibly and with purpose.

Finally, he was instrumental in helping brand New Orleans as a city of champions.

He will be deeply missed by New Orleans.

Deepest Sympathy,

Mark Romig

President & CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

*Editor’s Note: Public visitation for will be held March 21 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) and March 22 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Notre Dame Seminary (2901 S. Carrollton Ave.) In lieu of flowers, the Benson family requests donations to the Ochsner Clinic Fund, Notre Dame Seminary or St. Louis Cathedral.

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