Miriam S. Bennett,
105, formerly of South Hamilton, died peacefully in her sleep on
March 12, 2014 as the oldest resident in the West Acres Nursing
Home in Brockton. Prior to West Acres, Miriam had lived with
her daughter in Bridgewater since 2003.
Born in Rockport
July 5, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Henry A. and
Myrtie V. (Dorman) Stone. She was educated in Ipswich Public
Schools and was a 1925 graduate of Essex Agricultural School.
Married in 1932, the Bennetts lived in Danvers for a short time
before moving to South Hamilton where they lived for sixty-two
years. In addition to her family she enjoyed spending time at
the beach, particularly West Beach in Beverly Farms where many
family memories were made. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, making
draperies and upholstering furniture, and made braided and
She was the wife
of the late Arthur L. Bennett and the mother of the late Arthur
L. (Larry) Bennett Jr, formerly of Isle of Psalms, S.C. and the
late Judith M. Thrasher, formerly of Reading.
She is survived by
her daughter, Barbara A. Chipman of Bridgewater and her husband
Wilmon B. Chipman, as well as by her daughter-in-law, Pauline
Flannagan of Isle of Palms, S.C.
She is also
survived by nine grandchildren, Pamela Verhey of Rochester, NY,
Paula Bennett of Charlotte NC, Kelley Parker of Savannah, GA,
Catherine Rost of Narragansett RI, Alison Bartone of Bristol,
RI, Edward Haley of N. Reading, J. Terence Chipman of
Middleboro, Wilmon D. Chipman of Medford, and Elizabeth C.
Quinty of Shirley.
She also leaves
nineteen great grandchildren and three great great
grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and their
service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, April 12 graveside in
the Locust Grove Cemetery, Rockport. Family and friends are
contributions in her name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute,
450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.