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Bentley's beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

Bentley's beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

Helen Delich Bentley, the former congresswoman from Maryland who died last month at 92, left large bequests from an estate estimated at $2.4 million to a children's hospital, animal-related charities and the tall ship Pride of Baltimore.

Bentley, a widow who had no children, put aside $1 million in trust for a grandniece in California.

In a 12-page will filed in Baltimore County, Bentley also left smaller gifts to friends and relatives. Among those receiving bequests is a longtime friend who was convicted of bank fraud and campaign finance violations in the 1990s.

Bentley, a former Baltimore Sun reporter and editor who served five terms in Congress from 1985 to 1995,...

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