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BENNETT, Raymond Joseph

BENNETT, Raymond Joseph

BENNETT - Raymond Joseph Age 95, of South Buffalo, died August 16, 2018, after a brief illness, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Born June 25, 1923 in Utica, NY to Angela (Orsini) and Joseph Bennett. Brother of Jane (late Ralph) Reittinger and the late James (late Shirley) Bennett and Mildred (late Pat) Daloia. A Marine Corps Veteran, he served in WWII in the Pacific from 1942-1946 and graduated from Canisius College in 1950. Ray went on to graduate Cum Laude from Georgetown Law School in 1953. He married the love of his life, Deaune Dwyer in 1950. They raised two children Raymond J. Bennett Jr. and Michele (Dennis) Donovan. Loving father-in-law of Laurie Bennett. Grandfather of Natalie, Joey (Kate), Devon (Michael), Maggie (Kyle), Charlie (Zoe), Brendan (Marissa), and Greg (Karna). Great-grandfather of Ryan, Emma, Maggie, Cullen, Gabriel and Donovan. Godfather of Robert Reittinger, Jeanie Klien and Mary Frances Ostrowski. Raymond worked at Travelers Insurance Co., Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Executive Director of ECC, North and retired from Mercy Hospital at the age of 86. He spent his summers in Van Buren Point, enjoying tennis, many projects and sunsets with Deaune who passed away in 2014. "A hard working gentleman from the greatest generation." Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 pm at St. Ambrose Church, 65 Ridgewood Rd. Arrangements by Daniel J. Leonard Funeral Service.

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