Marie C. Bennett
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Marie C. Bennett
  • November 13, 1924 - December 7, 2017
  • Watkins Glen, New York

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Marie C. Bennett, 93, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Charles Decker of Watkins Glen, NY on December 7, 2017.
Marie was born in Montour Falls on November 13, 1924 to Gertrude (Chase) and Homer Clark of Millport, NY. She was the first successful cesarean delivery at the hospital where mother and child survived. She graduated from Horseheads High School in 1938. She married Warren Bennett after he returned from WWII in 1947. Marie worked at Shepard Niles, Montour Falls and Willard Psychiatric Center later retiring from Watkins Glen and Montour Falls Community Residence in 1987. Marie enjoyed traveling, spending the winters in Florida, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church in Beaver Dams, NY.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers and their wives, Lawrence and Paula Clark and Lindy and Joann Clark, grandson, Danny Bennett and great grandson, Trent Truax.
Marie is survived by her children Walter (Luanne) Bennett of Watkins Glen, Karen (Morris) Truax of Corryton, Tenn., Vicky (Charles) Decker of Watkins Glen, Frank Bennett of Beaver Dams; and Art (Kelly) Bennett of Watkins Glen. She had ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
In keeping with Marie's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Rd, Beaver Dams, NY 14812; The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022 or Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870. Friends and family may share memories of Marie at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com