MELISSA J. BENNETT BURLINGTON - Melissa J. Bennett, 69, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Starr Farm Nursing Center. She was born in Burlington on May 1, 1944, the daughter of Gordon M. Sr. and Rose A. (Meunier) Bennett. She is survived by her nieces, nephews and several cousins: Gordon M. "Skip" Bennett III and wife, Paula, Carol Bennett and husband, Bill, Laurie and husband, Gary Newton, Susan B. Lee, Kim Lambert-Labato, Gareth W. Lambert, and Nino V. D'Iorio; and sister-in-law, Carol (Blair) Bennett of Burlington. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Barbara D'Iorio; and a brother, Gordon M. Bennett Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at noon in St. Anthony's Church, Flynn Avenue. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. Her family wishes to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the nursing staff and aides at Starr Farm Nursing Center for all the considerate assistance and good care; and to Howard Services, especially Mary Jane Luce, for patience and understanding these many years. Those wishing may send memorial contributions to the Howard Center for Human Services, 300 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
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Burlington, VT 05401
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 7, 2014