John F. Bennett, 92, of Warwick, died May 12, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich. He was the husband of the late Helen J. (Pentz) Bennett.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late William G. Bennett and Mary E. (Hickey) Bennett. Mr. Bennett was the manager of the Apprentice Information Center for the State of RI (Department of Employment Security) until his retirement. Prior to his state service, he was an executive in private industry. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed boating, and playing chess. He was a member of the Apponaug Old Timers, a longtime member of the Potowomut Country Club, and a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church.
He leaves his four devoted children: J. Michael Bennett and his wife, Pamela of West Kingston, Cheryl B. Connelly and her husband, Kevin of Madison, New Jersey, Janice A. Harrison and her husband, Richard of Walpole, Massachusetts, and Lauren E. Bates and her husband, Eric of Pelham, New York. Cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was the brother of the late Gordon Bennett, Richard Bennett, and Martha Bennett.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call prior to the funeral from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Greenwood, Warwick (Exit 12A off I-95). For online messages of condolence, please visit www.murphyfuneralhomes.org