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Cornelius T. Bennett

March 2, 1925 ~ December 7, 2018 (age 93)
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Cornelius T. Bennett, age 93 of Milford died Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was the beloved husband of the late Jessie Sutcliffe Bennett. Born in Bridgeport on March 2, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Katherine Murphy Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the Bridgeport Police Department as a Detective after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Bridgeport Police Benevolent Association, V.F.W. Post 10273 and the Bridgeport Old Timers Association. Survivors include his loving daughters, Jessie F. Bennett and her husband Ronald Canuel of Trumbull and Bonnie A. Searles and her husband John Searles of Shelton, sisters, Irene McNeil of Seymour, Joan Gunther of Lewes, DE, Barbara Ciotti of Bridgeport, grandchildren, Kyle, Hayley, Trevor and Tory Searles, great grandson Michael Bennett Searles, numerous nieces and nephews, and his very dear companion, best friend and wonderful scalawag Marie Altieri and her entire family. He was predeceased by his wonderful brothers, Joseph, Charles, William and John and his amazing sister, Catherine Violante. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00am meeting directly in St. Andrew Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8pm in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. To send online condolences please visit

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