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Francis W. Bennett


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Francis W. Bennett Obituary


Francis W. Bennett, 88, of Enfield, passed away at Evergreen Health Care Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Francis was born on February 28, 1925 and grew up in Hartford, CT until he enlisted into the Army 1942; landing on Omaha Beach third wave on D Day. After returning from war he met the love of his Life and married on March 06, 1948.

Francis moved to Enfield to raise his family and worked as a construction worker for many years, then retired from United Technologies in 1997. Not only was he an avid lover and fan of his wife and all seven of his children, he also loved the New York Yankees and followed them every season.

Francis leaves behind his wife of 66 years Jeanette Marie (Furnari) Bennett of Enfield; four sons, Charles E. Bennett and his wife, Laura of Brooksville, FL, Kevin B. Bennett and his partner, Krissa Mercier of Somers, Fran M. Bennett and his wife, Pamela of East Windsor, and Robert A. Bennett along with his partner, Ethan Kuritz of Avon; three daughters, Raelyn Spiller-Reardon and her husband, Michael of Somers, Robin E. Van Damme and her husband, Brian of Windsor Locks, and Carolina Orlosky and her fiancé, Jorge Valdes of Tampa, FL; 12 wonderful grandchildren, Brian Bennett, Erin Scott, Charles Bennett Jr., Tina Cox, Autumn Delong, Matthew Bennett, Jason Bennett, Jillian Nemergut, Brooke Caponegro, Alyssa Tezack, Nicole Bennett, Michael Bennett, Danielle Tezack and Victoria Reardon; and 14 great grandchildren. Francis is pre-deceased by his beautiful granddaughter Lisa Marie Cocchi; two brothers Ralph and Richard, and two sisters, Marion Priest and Nancy Keefe all originally of Connecticut.

Francis' family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, CT 06082. A private entombment will take place in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

We would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at Evergreen Health care for all tremendous support, kindness and comfort they provided to Francis and his family, we will always be grateful. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. For additional information, directions or to extend an online expression of sympathy, please visit: www.brownefuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 27, 2014
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