SPARTA - Thomas James Bennett, 20, of Sparta, formerly of Warrenville, Ill., passed away suddenly on Dec. 15, 2012. Thomas was born in Collinsville, Ill., graduated in 2011 from Wheaton-Warrenville High School, and was attending Sussex County Community College in Newton. Thomas was predeceased by his beloved mother, Debra McDevitt, and is survived by his loving sister, Cristina Smith, her husband, Vaughn, and her daughters, Ella and Sophia, of Stuart, Fla.; his devoted aunt, Sharon Mataga, and her husband, Peter, of Sparta; and his cousin and fellow tradition-keeper, Megan Mataga, of Brookline, Mass. A private funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 9 a.m. at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
in memory of Thomas and his mother.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 23, 2012