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Jeanette Bennett, 64, a registered nurse who also worked as a visiting nurse, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 1999) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a long battle with colon cancer.

A Snyder resident, Mrs. Bennett had been employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Buffalo for more than 25 years and was honored in 1998 as the organization's Caregiver of the Year.

Earlier in her nursing career, she was employed by Planned Parenthood in Schenectady.

Born in Gouverneur, in northern New York state, the former Jeanette McDonald was a graduate of Edwards Central School. She earned nursing and bachelor's of science degrees from the University of Rochester School of Nursing and Public Health.

Mrs. Bennett enjoyed traveling. She visited Africa to visit her daughter, Martha, who was a Peace Corps volunteer at the time, and Japan, where her son, William, is a teacher.

She also enjoyed live theater, movies, gourmet cooking and flower and vegetable gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Martha of Silver Springs, Md.; a son, William of Okinawa, Japan; a sister, Nanette Macey of Oswego; a brother, Michael McDonald of New Haven; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St.

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