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July 18th, 2008

Rose Mary Bennett

Rose Mary Bennett
Rose Mary Bennett, 83 years old and a lifetime resident of Poughkeepsie, New York fell asleep in death on Tuesday July 15, 2008 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Rose was born on March 1, 1925 to Gordon and Elizabeth Thomas. In 1962, she married Charles Bennett. She worked at Hudson River Psychiatric Center as a Therapy Aide until she retired in 1983. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie and the Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Club. Rose was a loving generous kind hearted person who always put others first and herself last. In her younger days she enjoyed sewing, doing crossword puzzles and she loved the challenge of the Rubik’s Cube. Rose had a big heart and a special love for children. Anyone who knew Rose knows she always had children around her whether they were her’s or someone else’s she loved them just the same.
She is survived by a Daughter, Janeen Bennett; Son, Bryan Bradley; Granddaughter, Setishia Johnson all of Poughkeepsie; One brother, John Thomas and his wife Dorothy of Queens, New York; Two sisters, Margaret Keith and Estelle McKinney of Poughkeepsie; A faithful friend, Bertha Lanchester, as well as a whole host of relatives and friends are left behind to cherish her memory. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Bennett, daughter, Yvette Bennett, brother’s William, Robert and Norman Thomas and her sister’s Isabelle Jackson and Alberta McKinney.

Reverend Jessie V. Bottoms, officiating.

Entombment will be at the Community Mausoleum in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601.

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