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Lynelle Ann (Lakey) Bennett

Updated: Mar 20




Lynelle Lakey Bennett (74) Passed away peacefully on January 12, 2024, after a long illness surrounded by family. Lynn is the Beloved Wife, of Wiliam Bennett. We met ni a yoga class. And were inseparable for 41 years. She is the daughter of Herbert (Herbie)Lakey, and Barbara (Nana) Pendleton. Lynn is survived by her children, who she loved to death always. Tom and Linda Marino, Cindy and Jason Zdeb, Her Grandchild, Lexi Marino

Her Sister Pam and Ken Crandall. Her nieces and nephews Kelly and Kyle, Kevin and Sarah. Her cousins, Paula Pendleton &Joseph Sardinas and Marcia and Vinny Sacco.

She is predeceased by her, parents, her uncle, Warren and Polly Pendleton. Her niece Carol Leann Bennett (Little Carol), and Cousin Addison (Addi)

Lynn was a kind, gentle women, who was loved by everyone that knew her. She graduated Middletown High ni 1967. Lynn and I lived across the street from her Mother, (Nana) and her Sister Pam in Middlefield, Ct. She loved her family, her children, and grandchildren gave her an immeasurable amount

of Joy. I remember she used to swim for hours with the kids in

the pool. Until they al turned blue. Made cookies, crafts, homework. Sitting around the table enjoying supper and just being family, I always felt blessed to be part of Lynn's family.

Lynn was always doing something. Lynn loved nature animals, hiking ni the national parks. Scuba diving, tending her flowers and always radiating a positive energy.

One time she staved out all day during a snow storm, shoving out the driveway. She liked the exhilaration and tranquility of being outside alone.

I would like to thank all of her long time caregivers I know it was more than a job, you all loved her, and Lynn loved you. And alwavs made sure she was well taken care of and safe. I

couldn't have done it without you. I am totally grateful to you

al. Janet Quintana, Magdalena Sarbia, Johnathan Kennedy, Virginia Hunting, Jil Keane. And many others.

Also to her best high school friend Debbie Ambrose, who called every week for years, checking in on her. And her work friend and diving buddy Diana Peters, who kept in touch all these years. In lieu of Flowers, Please send donations to Lynn's favorite charities, Humane Society, Habitat for

Humanity or Planned Parenthood.

There will be a Memorial service for Lynn sometime in July, date to be determined. Please come.

Me and Lvnn don't talk that much anymore. She sits and stares through the back door screen. Al all the news that just repeats itself like some forgotten dream that we both seen.

You know that old trees just grow stronger, and old rivers grow wilder every day. Old people just grow lonesome, waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there Hello. So if your

walking down the street sometime. And spot some hollow ancient eyes. Please don't just pass them by and stare. As if you didn't care, say hello ni there, Hello

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