Silas Jacob Benner-Cross passed away unexpectedly due to a pulmonary hemorrhage on December 20, 2019, despite the NICU team’s best efforts to save him. Brianne Benner and Willis Cross proudly welcomed their son, who was born at Maine Medical Center, on December 19, 2019. Silas arrived early into this world, wide-eyed and hollering, at 3:44 p.m., weighing 2 lbs., 2.9 oz., and measuring 13.5 inches long. He spent his day-and-a-half on earth being showered with affection, cuddling with his Mom, and surrounded by so much love from his family who are all deeply saddened by their loss.

Silas was predeceased by his Papa, Dana Benner, whose big hands were guaranteed to be waiting to hold him.

He is survived by his parents, twin sister Cordelia, along with older siblings Natalie, Addison, Gabriella, Aj and Gracen; his Mimi, Sandra Benner of South Thomaston; his Nice Lady, Christy Cross of Hallowell; aunts, uncles and cousins; Lisa McGrotty, Melanie and Quentin Redd and sons Samuel and Maxwell all of Hallowell, Erica Ray and Mike Penha and son Jaxon of Cumberland, Jason and Cat Benner and son Kelvin, James and Leanne Benner and children Elsie, Jesse, Lucian and Layla, all of South Thomaston, Brittany Benner and Daryl Emery and son Deacon of Camden, Jessica Hooper and Kevin Rahkonen and sons Jasper and Hunter of St. George, daughter Ashli and children Corban and Palmer of Thomaston, as well as many great-aunts, -uncles and extended family.

A service of love and support will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a condolence with Silas’ family, visit their online Book of Memories at