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Obituary: Roger Bennett

Roger Bennett, a Darien resident since 1977, died on Tuesday, March 19 at Stamford Hospital.

Born April 2, 1937 in Kilskeery, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he was the son of the late Frederick George and Rebecka Simpson Bennett. He was 75.

Mr. Bennett attended Kilskeery Primary School and Enniskillen Technical School in Northern Ireland. He was a farmer in Northern Ireland before he emigrated to the United States. He worked for Darien Asphalt Paving and for F.G.B. Construction until he retired.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jean Bennett; a sister Kyra Bothwell of Norwalk; a brother Henry of Portstewart, Northern Ireland and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin sister Claire Latimer in 2011.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road on Sunday, March 24  from 2 to 4 p.m.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 25  at 1 p.m. at the Noroton Presbyterian Chapel, 2011 Post Road, Darien. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Stamford Hospital, Bennett Cancer Center, c/o Stamford Health Foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202, Stamford, CT 06902. lawrencefuneralhome.com

 

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