Obituary: Dorothy S. Bennett


Dorothy S. Bennett of Amagansett died on March 31 at her home. She was 76.

Born on February 23, 1932, in Southampton to Doris A. (née Hadel) and Richard A. Simons, she was a graduate of East Hampton High School.

A former co-owner of Brent’s General Store in Amagansett for 13 years, she was known for her delicious sandwiches. She retired from Osborne Trust Company Bank in East Hampton, and in her retirement she devoted herself to her family.

Active in the community, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 45 years. She served as both secretary and president of the Women’s Guild of the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, served as both a Boy Scout and Girl Scout troop leader, and was a Sunday school teacher.

Mrs. Bennett was also very family oriented and enjoyed family gatherings. Survivors recalled that she always put family photo albums together for everyone to enjoy. In addition to an annual trip to Florida with her husband, she also enjoyed other hobbies, including crafts, Bingo, reading and collecting crystals. She especially enjoyed teaching her family how to cook and trying new recipes.

In addition to her husband, Walter M. Bennett of Amagansett, she is survived by two sons, Walter Bennett of East Hampton and Mark Bennett of Amagansett; two daughters, Kathy Bartman of Amagansett and Lori Bennett of Florida; two sisters, Connie Schellinger of Southampton and Ginny Solomon of Florida; a brother, Jerry Simons of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bennett was cremated. Memorial arrangements, under the direction of Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, will be announced in a future edition of The Press.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, P.O. Box 764, Amagansett, NY 11930; the Amagansett Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 911, Amagansett, NY 11930; East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978; or to the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, P.O. Box 209, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 would be appreciated by the family.

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