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JAY C. BENNETT Jr. Obituary
Jay C. Bennett Jr. of Geneva Jay C. Bennett Jr., 59, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Geneva. He was born Feb. 12, 1952, in Geneva, the son of Jay Sr. and Margaret (nee Deverell) Bennett. Jay graduated from Wheaton North High School. He was CEO of Fidlar Election Company in Rock Island for many years. He later served as the Kane County chief deputy clerk. Jay enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors whether gardening, biking or boating. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Pat Bennett (nee Riedy); children, Traci M. (Kiley) Hamilton of Aurora, Jay C. Bennett, III of Chicago and Jeff M. (Megan) Bennett of Elgin; grandchildren, Colin Jay Hamilton, Bayliee Klimasek and Blakely Jay Bennett; brother, Timm Bennett of California; and his beloved dog, Quigley. Jay will be dearly missed by his many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia, for a celebration of funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Msgr. Daniel Deutsch and Father Keith Romke, Co-Celebrants. Interment will follow Mass in Wheaton Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3 to 9 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Seasons Hospice, 621 Plainfield Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527, will be appreciated. For information, 630-232-8233 or visit malonefh.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 24, 2012
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