Livonia: Unexpectedly, Kenneth L. Bennett passed away on December 5th, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and love for his family. Ken was the son of the late Burtron and Eleanor Bennett. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and their children Lisa Bennett, Jason (Sarah) Bennett, and Carrie (Denis) Bruce. He was the best Opa to Jack and Eleanor Bennett and Sydney Bruce. Ken is also survived by two brothers, Richard (Claudia) Bennett and Gerald Bennett as well as brother-in-law Gary (Donna) Goldstein, sisters-in-law Deb (Greg) May, Doreen Lapa (James Piano) and Laurie (Dave) Santarossa, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ken grew up in Greece, where he began dating the love if his life in 9th grade and married her in 1974. Together then went to Springfield, Massachusetts where he graduated from Western New England Law School after attending Ithaca College. In 1978, Conesus Lake and Livonia became their home where they raised their children and reside today. Ken was an attorney in Monroe County and was an Assistant District Attorney for Livingston County. For the past decade, he was a baseball umpire for high schools and community programs.
Ken was a quiet man, with great determination and unwaveringly loyalty and love. It was that determination which allowed him to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, be a member of the Western New England Law Review, and work through numerous health issues. His loyalty and love for his family was a constant rock that allowed the rest of us to grow.
Family and friends may call on Monday, December 9th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte. 20A, Livonia, NY. Ken’s funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, December 10th, at the United Methodist Church of Livonia, 21 Summers Street, Livonia. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Livonia. Donations in his memory made be made to Fight Colon Rectal Cancer and FightCRC.org at http://champions-of-hope.funraise.org.
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