Ethel M. Bennett, old school wife

July 21, 2013

Mrs. Ethel M. Bennett, 83, of Dagsboro, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013.


Mrs. Bennett was born in Chester, Pa. to the late William and Bertha McBullough Ebeling. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Clayton “Sonny” Bennett, May 10, 2013; sons, Richard, Johnny, Teddy, Bobby, and Bill; siblings, Marian Ebeling, Catherine Lee, Mildred Iacono, Margaret Cristinzo, and Florence Koszalinski.


She lived in New Castle for about 25 years before she and her husband decided to move to Dagsboro. She was a homemaker. She was family oriented and and an old school wife and mother. Her main priority was taking care of her husband and six sons.


She is survived by one son, Carl “Lee” Bennett and his wife Michelle; a sister, Jeanette Pontillo; three grandchildren, Linda Marley and husband Paul, Crystal Bennett, and Robert Bennett and wife Lynn; along with six great-grandchildren, Meghan, Devin, McKenzie, Crystal, Paul Jr. and Erica.


A public viewing will be held from 6 to  8 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. Internment with graveside committal will be held at noon, Thursday, July 25, at Lawncroft Cemetery, Ridge Road, Linwood, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionare Care Hospice, 28467 DuPont Blvd., Suite 6, Millsboro, DE 19966.


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