Village Of Stewart Manor

The Passing of Dick Bennett

June 10, 2019
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Information regarding the passing of Dick Bennett

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Richard Bennett, a longtime resident, a Village Trustee who served from 1984 to 1998 and a fire department volunteer, who is known to many of you.

In Mr. Bennett’s honor, the Mayor has requested that all Village flags be placed at half-staff beginning tomorrow.

On behalf of the Village staff and Board of Trustees, we extend our sincerest condolences to his wife, Jean and family.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing: Tuesday, June 11th from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas Dalton Funeral Home in Floral Park.

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, June 12th, 11:15 am at St Anne's Church in Garden City. There will be a Military burial at the Long Island National Cemetery immediately following. 

Brief Biography from the family:

Richard Bennett moved to Stewart Manor in 1958 and resided first on Dover Parkway and then in 1960, moved to Carlton Terrace.  Known to most as Dick Bennett he was a member of the SMFD for over 25 years until retiring to the Exempts. While an active member he rose to Captain of Company 1.  Dick served as a Trustee of the Village from 1984-1998 during which time he represented the Village of Stewart Manor in the Long Island Sanitation Officials and American Public Works Association, continuing in this capacity until 2013. He was one of the founding members of the Stewart Manor Lions Club, taking a turn as President. As a resident here for over 60 years Dick Bennett was known to many in the Village as a helping hand and advocate for all its residents.