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WINCHENDON- Loring E. Bennett, Sr., 87, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, September 10, 2019 in his home, with family at his side.
He was born June 10, 1932, son of the late Fred Bennett and Laura (Tucker) Bennett and lived most of his life in Winchendon. A Korean War veteran, Loring proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.
Loring worked at New England Woodenware, the former Temple Stuart Furniture Company, and finally the MH Parks company, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He also enjoyed spending time with his beloved cat, Raven.
He leaves his wife of 68 years, Beatrice D. (LaPlante) Bennett; 7 children, Loring E. Bennett Jr. of Heron, Montana, Wanda L. Smith of Gardner, Keith A. Bennett and his wife Robin of Winchendon, Belinda C. Champagne and her husband Normand of Stewartstown, NH, Scott W. Bennett of Winchendon, Susan M. Bennett of Cary, North Carolina, and Craig S. Bennett and his wife Kelley of Gardner; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Bernadette Bennett, a grandson, Jamon Bennett, and his 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Private burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gardner Visiting Nursing Association, 34 Pearly Ln, Gardner, MA 01440.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St. Winchendon, MA is directing arrangements.