Obituary: George A. Bennet Jr., 89

George A. Bennett Jr., 89, of Southington, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

George A. Bennett Jr., 89, of Southington, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

George A. Bennett Jr., 89, of Southington, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his home. He had been the loving husband of Janet M. (Nelson) Bennett for 66 years.

Born May 10, 1926 in New Britain to the late George A. Bennett Sr. and Nina (French) Bennett, he had been a longtime Southington resident.

George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked as a machinist at Buswell Metal Products, Plainville Precision Products and Brophy Metal. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time working in the yard.

In addition to his wife Janet, he is survived by his son Jeffrey Bennett and his wife Karen of Plainville; 4 grandchildren: Robert Washburn of Naugatuck; Jeffrey Washburn and Sarah Rygiel of Wallingford; Douglas Bennett and Jenna Schmidt of Unionville, and Anthony Bennett of Quantico; 11 great-grandchildren and his son-in-law Philip Washburn of Naugatuck. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan Bennett-Washburn and two sisters, Ruth Ibitz and Clara Fuda.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Women’s Guild at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial with full military honors will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Plantsville Funeral Home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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