Mildred S. Bennett, a resident of Peconic Landing in Greenport, died April 22 in her home at the age of 103. Mrs. Bennett, who had lived In Rockville Centre, for over 60 years, had a summer home on Shelter Island and moved from there to Nassau Point. She and her husband John D. Bennett moved to Peconic Landing in 2001.
Mildred, known to all as Millie, was much beloved by all who knew her. She was born in Brooklyn Aug. 19, 1912, and had three brothers and a sister, all who predeceased her. She was in the same third grade class as her future husband, John, who was elected Nassau County surrogate judge in 1952. They were married for over 67 years until Judge Bennett died in 2005.
Millie was very active in women’s clubs and volunteer work, was a member of St Mark’s United Methodist Church of Rockville Centre and attended Adelphi University in Garden City. She loved to entertain and was planning a bridge party the week that she died. Millie also loved to relate stories to her family of the Rockville Centre of her childhood with trolley cars traveling on what is now Sunrise Highway.
Millie’s sense of humor was endless. When she turned 100 and her friends asked her secret to a long life, she simply replied, “Don’t die.”
She is survived by her two children, James Davison Bennett and his wife Judy and Judith Bennett Moore and her husband Robert; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were entrusted to Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
This is a paid notice.