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Suzanne C. Bennett GRANITEVILLE — Suzanne C. Bennett, 81, of Park Street, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Thetford Mines, Canada, on Feb. 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Adrienne (Grenier) Corriveau. She attended schools in Canada. On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Jeffrey P. Bennett in Thetford Mines. The couple resided in Canada until 1960 when they moved to Vermont and made their home in East Montpelier for a short time before moving to Graniteville. Suzanne was a wonderful homemaker and mother. Much of her time was spent cooking wonderful meals and caring for her five children. She also cared for children from local families for many years in her home. She enjoyed the sense of community and helping others. She attended St. Sylvester’s Church where she was a member, and later president, of the Ladies of St. Sylvester’s leading many projects to benefit the church: renovation of the kitchen, fundraising suppers, bake sales and many others. After her children were grown, she sought employment outside of the home: first, as a cook at Heaton House in Montpelier, McFarland House in Barre and Spaulding High School cafeteria. Following, she cooked at Lums Restaurant and was recruited as the head cook upon the opening of Soups ‘n Greens Restaurant in Barre. In later years, she worked at What’s Cooking until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting for her family and knit love into every stitch. She made beautiful handmade items for her family and for years, contributed knitted hats, shawls and blankets to cancer patients. She enjoyed her neighbors and made many dear and lasting friendships among them. Survivors include her five children Shirley Bennett and companion Kenneth Bill, of Enfield, New Hampshire, Sharon Bennett, of Melrose, Massachusetts, Bradon Bennett and wife Wanda, of Williamstown, Dennis Bennett and wife Martha, of Westford, and Lori Bernier and husband Marc, of Graniteville; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five brothers Maurice, Andre, Denis, Marcel, Robert, three sisters Raymonde, Jeanette, Diane, many nieces and nephews, all of Canada. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jeffrey; her daughter, Nancy; and two sisters Rita and Henriette. Suzanne was much loved by her family and will be dearly missed. A celebration of Suzanne’s life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at St. Sylvester’s Church in Graniteville at 11 a.m. Burial will take place later in the spring. Calling hours will be held Friday, March 1, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Suzanne’s name may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at: www.pruneaupollifuneralhome.com.

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Irene Brown

God took an angel home. Wonderful person.

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