Robert Bennett

Obituary of Robert H. Bennett

EAST HERKIMER – Mr. Robert H. Bennett, 69, a longtime resident of East Herkimer passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday afternoon, May 12, 2021, with his devoted wife Liz and his children at his side. He was born on March 26, 1952, in Ilion, New York, where he was raised and educated, the son of the late Robert S. Bennett and his mother Virginia (Blaisdell) Bennett. He was an Ilion High School graduate, ‘Class of 1971.’ He always greeted everyone with a smile and he was always ready to help anyone. He was an avid golfer and cherished his family. He Retired from Remington Arms in January 2017, after 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Liz; his mother, Virginia; as well as his children: Brian Bennett (Hope), Heather Eberle (Aaron Pratt), Christopher Duesler (Miriam Parraga), and James Duesler (Tracy Massaro); Grandchildren: Jonathan Eberle, Abigail Eberle (Justyn Weaver), Aaden Pratt, Alyssa Duesler (Justin Edwards), Kaitlyn Duesler (Doug Howe), Dylan Fullington (Kayla), Nichole Massaro (Mike Haman); his siblings: Ray Bennett (Sandy), Earle Bennett, Jeanne Ganey, Sharon Carlisimo (Peter), and Kathy Gardner (John); brother-in-law, (James Smith) (Helene); close friend, Karen Bass; many nieces and nephews; and Gracie Mae Bennett, his constant companion. His previously deceased family includes Robert Bennett, father, Bertha Bennett, sister, Nancy Davis, sister-in-law, Joseph Smith, brother-in-law and close friend, Dave Bass. A Graveside service for family will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at Calvary Cemetery, in Herkimer, New York, with Pastor Sue Holland, officiating. There are no calling hours. The family has requested that donations in his memory be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413, who were there for Bob and his family during this difficult time. Arrangements are with The Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street, in Herkimer, New York (315) 866-1011, Funeral Directors Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia.
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