Born in Glens Falls Hospital, on April 17, 1944, he was the son of the late Edward L. and Ethel Bennett.
Edward had many fond memories of growing up in South Glens Falls, and later in Glens Falls, making many friends easily with his sense of humor, caring ways, sense of justice, and his quick wit. He enjoyed many things including golfing, hunting, riding motorcycles, camping, traveling and fishing.
Throughout his life, he loved his pets; his cats and dogs were his buddies.
Edward worked hard all his life and worked his way up to Superintendent at Finch Pruyn, making improvements that saved them money. He left in 1988 and moved his family to Florida to work at Tropicana.
When his wife, Catherine Cooper Bennett, passed away after 46 years of marriage, he remarried Noreen MacDonald Conway on May 6, 2010. They settled in a home in Hadley then recently returned to South Glens Falls.
In addition to his wife and his parents, Edward was predeceased by his sister, Sharon Cottrell; his great grandson, Skylar Bennett and his step-son, Daniel John Ingram.
Ed is survived by his wife, Noreen Bennett; his three daughters, Tamala Jordon (Michael) and Deborah Bennett (Phil) all of Virginia, and Karen Harris (Randy) of Florida; his two sons, David Bennett (Jill) of South Glens Falls, and William Bennett (Tina) of Florida; his step-children, who he loved as his own, Janine Hodges (David), Theodore P. Gordon (Hope), Gary D. Ingram, Jr. (Sonya), and Matthew Rozell; his seven grandchildren, Lauren, Timothy, Hannah, Justin, Allison, Christopher, and Katie; his six great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandsons; his sisters, Linda Duprey (Mel), Barbara Fitzgerald (Barry), Sally Washburn (Brian), and Linda Bennett Dalby (Steven); his brother, John Burch (Linda); and several brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Sodom Community Church, 59 Sodom Cross Road, North Creek, NY 12857, officiated by the Reverend Ronald Allen.
A covered dish reception will follow the service at the church on Saturday.
Donations in Edward’s name may be made out to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. in Hudson Falls.