Rene Bennett(1925 - 2014)

Rene Bennett Jul. 23, 1925 - Apr. 20, 2014 WOODSTOCK -Rene Bennett, 88, of Woodstock, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Szych) Bennett, she died October 21, 2011 . He was born July 23, 1925 in Stafford Springs, son of the late Rene F. and Gladys Bennett. He moved to Woodstock in 1968 from West Willington, and purchased a dairy farm, known as The Coatney Hill Farm. Rene was employed at the University of Connecticut from 1954 to 1980 in the Agriculture Departments. He was a dairy farmer and operated the Coatney Hill Farm with his family. He enjoyed trips to Newport, NY. He is survived by his sons, Donald R. Bennett and his wife Selene of Woodstock, Ronald W. Bennett and his wife Elizabeth of Corpus Christi, TX, Peter F. Bennett and his wife Constance of Woodstock, his siblings Dorothy Jackopsic of Willington, William Bennett of Newport, NY, Carol Ellis of Briny Breezes, FL, his grandchildren Ben, Pamela, Mathew, Scott, Lori, Kristopher, Amy, Peter, Jr., Eric, Emilie, Samantha and 18 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter Khloey and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Janice Bennett in 2008 and his sister Shirley Mitchell-Desso. Funeral Services will be Thursday April 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Burial to follow in Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock, CT. Calling Hours are Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Road, Putnam, CT 06260. To share a memory with his family "Light a Candle" at

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Smith and Walker Funeral Home and Cremation Service
148 Grove Street Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-2442

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Apr. 22, 2014