To all who have signed the guestbook...Monsignor Tom Bennett was my uncle, and I join one of my brothers and one of my sisters in writing into this forum to say thank you to all of you St. Charles students, parents, alumni and friends for your remembrances of this greatest of men.
When I was there for the viewing and funeral, I remembered how Uncle Father Tom would, without hesitation, do a favor. He married my wife and I in 1991, and in 1998, baptised my daughter Cristina. He mentioned how he loved my daughter's name since it was the same name as one of the Spanish princesses, the Infanta Cristina. Though he followed the Bourbons, I suspect from reading this, that he favored the Windsors.
Also, when I was there, I was awestruck by the simple, elegant act of the student body of St. Charles as they lined the drive when Uncle Father Tom was driven to his final resting place. I was so moved by this tribute.
Thank you Saint Charles for the sendoff you gave my uncle, and for the kindness you showed to me and my family.