Russell Oliver Bennett
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Russell Oliver Bennett, born Feb 4, 1935 at Sharon Hospital, died peacefully on August 31, 2018 at Candlewood Valley Nursing Home, New Milford, CT after a long illness. He was the son of Charles Russell Bennett and Augusta Jenks Bennett. He worked at the Kimberly Clark paper mill in New Milford for 32 years He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict in Korea and was discharged in New London, CT. Mr. Bennett served twice as the post Commander at the VFW in New Milford where he led their color guard in many parades and ceremonies for many years. He played for many of the local Softball teams in the area. He loved the outdoors; gardening, hunting and fishing were among a few of his favorites. He was predeceased by his wife Miriam Scott Bennett and 2 sisters Salle of Millerton, New York and June of New Hampshire. He is survived by his sister Flora Bennett of North Carolina, his son Edward Bennett and his wife Cynthia from Bridgewater, CT, daughter Terri Stephan and her husband John from Miami, FL, and son Christopher Bennett; grandchildren William Bennett, Eli Stephan, Kamhal Stephan, Katie Stephan; great-grandchildren Trevor, Seann, and Jeremy Bennett. A graveside ceremony will take place at a later date at the Center Cemetery in Bridgewater, CT. Donations may be made to the VFW Post 1672, 11 Avery Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, CT.

Published in The Greater New Milford Spectrum from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28, 2018