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Official Obituary of

William Bennet

January 5, 1932 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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William Bennet Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Bennet who departed this earth surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Bill was born and raised in Stamford by his parents, William and Mary. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his 3 siblings, Elizabeth Babyak, Archibald Bennet, and Constance Bennet. He leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, Marie, also born and raised in Stamford. Together Bill and Marie raised their 6 children in Fairfield. In retirement, Bill and Marie moved to Texas to be close to their children and grandchildren and they returned to Connecticut, where Bill was fortunate to have lived out his final years in Milford, under the loving care of one of his daughters, Laura Bennet. Of all of his life’s accomplishments Bill was most proud of his family. His beloved wife of 64 years, Marie, never left his side. Their marriage was a testimony to the love and devotion most people can only dream of. In addition to his loving wife Marie, Bill is survived by his six children Nora Cawthra (Dean), William, Kenneth (William), Laura Bennet-Taylor (Andrew) Elizabeth Colangelo (Todd) and Douglas (Rahshanda). Bill or Pop, as he was affectionally referred to, also leaves behind 14 grandchildren Nicole, Sara, Ron, Matthew, Ryan, Meghan, Jacquelyn, Andrew, David, Joshua, Dylan, Logan, Mackenzie and Matthew and four beloved great-grandchildren. Family was Bill’s reason for living and he showered all those around him with love, kindness, praise, generosity and his great sense of humor. If you met Bill, you met a friend. He had so much pride in all of his children and grandchildren and did his best to support and celebrate all of their accomplishments in life. Bill treasured traveling with Marie to see his children and other family members. By example, Bill also instilled a strong work ethic in his children. He worked at both Harry Thomas and Genuario’s as a floor installer for over 40 years. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union. Bill was a hard worker and enjoyed his weekends watching sports - Especially baseball, football, and UCONN basketball. In his later years he spent his time reading and sharing his books with others, as well as watching TV and telling stories about the ‘good ole days.’ He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and we will forever treasure the times we spent with him.

Friends and family may greet the family on Monday, March 4th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in THE GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford.  Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Ann Church, 501 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford.  Interment will be private at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford.  To share an online condolence, please visit, www.gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
March 4, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home
291 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT 06460

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
March 5, 2024

10:30 AM
Saint Ann Church (Naugatuck Avenue, Milford)
501 Naugatuck Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Private Interment

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