Jean Bennett, 78, Loved Knitting, Birds, Gardening, Went Back to Her Native Ireland Every Year

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Jean Bennett, a resident of Darien, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk.

Jean Bennett obit

Jean Bennett, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Calling hours and her funeral will be on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Born on May 11, 1940 in Magherafelt, County Derry, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Fleming) Kenning. She was 78.

Jean worked for Covidien Corp. in Norwalk as an accounting supervisor. She was a member of the Gaelic American Club. She was an avid knitter, loved birds and fed them all winter, loved gardening, and loved cruises and traveled to Ireland every year.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Roger Bennett in 2013 and her brother, John Kenning of Ireland. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, and dear friends Barbara Kinahan and Kathleen Blackall.

— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

Friends may call from 11 to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. the same day at the Noroton Presbyterian Chapel, 2011 Post Road, Darien. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Center, 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk 06851.

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