BENNETT - A Mass of Christian burial was concelebrated Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, from St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh, for Melvin E. "Mel" Bennett Sr., 87, of Bushey Blvd., Platts burgh, who died Saturday, Feb. 9, at the CVPH Medical Cen ter, with his family by his side. Rev. William G. Reamer, Pas tor of Our Lady of Victory Church and Chaplain of CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, celebrated the Mass. Msg. Dennis Duprey, Rev. Patrick Mundy, J. Roger McGuinness, Rev. Scott Seymour, Rev. Bill Edwards and Rev. Gilbert Boisvert concelebrated the Mass, assisted by Deacon Mark Bennett and Deacon Ty Rabideau. Altar servers were Veroni ca Matott, Joseph Swinyer and Dan Shusda. Organist was George Shnob. Soloist was Mitch Willett. Helen Bodnar, Lynne Lowe, Janice Butler, Guy Bennett and Warren Ben nett, his children, placed the pall. His granddaughter, Kathy Barcomb read a poem "Safely Home". Helen Bodnar, Lynn Lowe and Janice Butler, his daughters, presented the gifts. Pallbearers were his grandsons Ryan Bennett, Michael Ben nett, Joseph Andreacci, Harold VanWeort, Jimmy VanWeort, and sons Guy Bennett and Warren Bennett. Arrangements were entrusted to his son and grandsons at the Brown Funer al Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneral homeinc.com
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Of Interest: June 15, 2013
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