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Richard "Dick" W. BennettApril 8, 1941
SANBORNTON – Richard W. “Dick” Bennett, 76, passed peacefully on, Friday, August 11, 2017 in Laconia with family and friends by his side. Born in Plymouth, NH in 1941 of the late Lewis H. and Geneva M. (Pike) Bennett, and raised in Franklin he was a 50 year resident of Sanbornton, where he resided with his beloved wife and family. Dick served in the National Guard before returning and voluntarily serving as Fire Captain for Sanbornton residents for 25 years, and as State Fire Warden. Dick owned and diligently operated his own trucking company for 50 years. Until his decline he worked for various trucking and transportation companies throughout the state. Dick's passion was that of a Mason, serving the Doric Centre Lodge #20 in Tilton, as well as a Shriner serving the Bektash Temple in Concord, for 32 years. Dick was very proud to recently receive the Major General John Sullivan Award, for outstanding service to Masonry.
Dick was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis and Robert Bennett along with three sisters, Beverly Hebert, Patricia Avery and Shirley Bennett. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Karyn L. (Jestings) Bennett; two daughters, Pamela Kapp of Tilton, and Cynthia Goode of Virginia; two stepsons, Mark and Brett Aucoin of Sanbornton; two sisters, Betty Gilman of Maryland and Janet Truchon of Andover; his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A gathering for the celebration of his life and Masonic Service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Doric Centre Masonic Hall, 410 W. Main Street in Tilton. It being Dick's desire he shall be laid to rest alongside his parents during a family service on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 11:00AM.