Carolyn Bennett

Obituary of Carolyn Bennett

Carolyn Reid Bennett , 76 passed quietly into Heaven on Sept. 9, 2020 among her family in Kingston after a long and brave battle with ocular melanoma that she bravely lived with and fought for 20 years having it return 3 ½ years ago.

Born in Detroit in 1944 the eldest child of Isabel and Robert Linn Reid.   She moved to Scituate, MA with her daughters in 1978 where her former husband Richard Bennett was the Town Administrator and she loved the ocean and the lighthouse.  She has many friends here still.  She moved to Pennsylvania in 1991 and continued working for Service Master and in retirement for the American Bible Society.

She was a member of the South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, MA and the Church of the Savior in Wayne, PA. Her faith was the center point of her life.  She was always ready with a laugh, a hug and taught so many how to love God by example.

A member of the Undercover Quilt Guild and part of the “Woodies” a group of friends of 60 years from her childhood Camp Westminster in MI and the Praying Momma’s, her Bible study friends and FOCUS her singles Ministry.

Survived by her daughter Kimberly Bennett Murray and son in law Nate Murray of Kingston, MA; Kelly Bennett Peterson and son in law Scott Peterson of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.   Her grandchildren Heather and Bennett Griffin,  Ali and Sarah Peterson and her sister Nancy and Tim DeHority and niece Stacy and nephew Kevin and their families.   Sister in law Carol Seager, nephew David Seager and niece Wendy Rea.  Her friends were like family to her and Kathleen, Kay and Wayne, Darleen and Frank, Fran, Janet in PA and Judy, Delta, and Nancy.  And so many too numerous to mention. 


We also thank the caring and supportive staff and caregivers from Visiting Angels and Beacon Hospice for helping us care for Mom.

The family will be having a "Drive By Bye Bye" for Carolyn some time in the near future, and a Memorial Service will be held in PA at a later date followed by a burial with her mother and father in Detroit, MI.



Donations can be made in Carolyn’s name to:


Uveal Melanoma Program in the note field

Attn: Emma Laverty/Uveal Melanoma Program

Office of Institutional Advancement at Jefferson Hospital

125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Or online

Or Camp Westminister on Higgins Lake

17567 Hubbell Ave.

Detroit, MI 48235