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Donald F. Bennington, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, for Donald F. Bennington, Sr., who died on Wednesday, April 24th at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, Chelsea, following a long illness, at 84 years.  He was born & raised in Plainville, Indiana, lived there until joining the United States Navy in October of 1947 – September of 1951, & was discharged as a Radioman – 2nd Class.  He is a Navy Veteran of Korea.  He lived in Brockton & the Cape area, particularly Bourne, MA, until moving to Revere nine years ago.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #35 of Bourne, MA & American Legion Post #188 of Brockton.  He also belonged to the Marconi Club.  Most of his working career was as an Electrical Design Engineer, working for himself.  He is the beloved husband of the late Thelma (LaRoche) Bennington who died in July of 1971 & the late Emma (Principe) who died in May of 1999.  He is the Devoted Father of: Margaret “Peggy” Hathaway of Revere, Michael J. Bennington & his wife Cesidia of Newton, James W. Bennington & his wife Karen of Malden, Terry A. Waterman of Belmont, New Hampshire, & the late, Donald F. Bennington, Jr., who died in March of 1996.  He is also lovingly survived by 7 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, & by Millie Arthur, Robert Arthur, Elaine Lebeouf, their children & grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Patients’ Recreation Fund at Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, Attn: John Davis.

Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Patients’ Recreation Fund at Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, Attn: John Davis.

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