The Meriden Hall of Fame Association was established in 1975 to honor prominent people, living or deceased, who live or have lived in Meriden, who have distinguished themselves over time in their professional and public lives, and in so doing, have brought honor to the City of Meriden. Permanent plaques and other appropriate memorabilia pay tribute to the inductees. Currently, the plaques of Hall of Fame inductees are on display at the Meriden City Hall.
Benjamin P. Nessing was born in Meriden on January 26, 1930, and lived in Meriden until his death in 1973. As a graduate of St. Stanislaus School and Meriden High School in 1948, he went to New Haven Teachers College, now Southern Connecticut State University, graduating in 1954. Ben was the first recipient of the Polish Falcon Alumni Scholarship in 1948. In college he excelled in football and was offered a position playing professional football for the Chicago Cardinal...Read More ›