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Hollis Bennett

Date of Death: February 28, 2024

Date of Birth: August 9, 1949


Hollis Bennett, 74, of Readfield, passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2024 at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born August 9th, 1949 in Rumford to Elijah “Ozzie” and Alice Bennett. Hollis graduated from Mexico High School in 1968 and served 4 years in the Navy. In 1979 he married Deena Bennett (Poirier) in Woolwich and worked as a pipe fitter at Bath Iron Works for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2014. Hollis lived by the term “Be Kind” and did his best to teach others to do the same. He loved playing cribbage and going camping and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. Hollis was predeceased by his father and mother, Elijah and Alice Bennett, older brother and sister, Lee Bennett and Linda Lee. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deena, sons Stan Bennett and his wife Alison in Norway, Maine, Scott Bennett and his wife Joyce in Thomasville, North Carolina, his brother Gary and his wife Erin of Salem, New Hampshire, 6 grandsons, Zachary Donahue, Dustin Donahue, Andrew Bennett, Jacob Bennett, Colby Bennett and Logan Bennett, 1 great grandson and three great granddaughters. Services to be held at 9am on May 31st at the VA National Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Good Shepard Food Bank of Augusta in Hollis Bennett’s name.

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