Ollen W. Bennett Sr.
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AGE: 82 • Neptune
Ollen W. Bennett Sr., 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born March 18, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY and resided in Neptune, NJ for 31 years. He was remembered as a strong caring person who was always there to help. He began his career in the United States Army enlisting in 1949 serving 25 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He obtained his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Brookdale Community College and worked for the State of New Jersey at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital for another 20 years. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed a quiet life serving his church and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ollen gave his life to God in 1978. He was baptized and became a member of the Christadelphian Ecclesia in Westfield, New Jersey where he enjoyed fellowship with his church family. He is predeceased by his wife, Francenia Bennett; two sons, Ollen W. Bennett Jr. and Shawn D. Bennett, and 5 brothers and sisters. He leaves to mourn his sister, Lois Adams; a brother-in-law, George Bediako; 3 daughters, Theresa Bennett, Patricia Crawford and Dana Bennett. He leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25 until time of service at 11 a.m. at the Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th and Atkins Ave., Neptune. Interment to follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.
Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home Inc
1200 10Th Ave
Neptune, NJ 07753
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 24, 2014