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Norah K Bennett

March 25, 1924 — December 2, 2020

Norah K Bennett passed away December 2nd, 2020. Born in Lucknow, India on March 25th 1925, she was the third of eleven children born to Myra (nee Gardner) and Colin O’Brien. While in Nurses’ Training during WWII, she married US Air Corps Sergeant Harold K Bennett and they traveled to the United States.  Then, they shared 71 years of marriage. The first 40 years were spent in Ithaca, NY where they raised five children, Eileen Cole, April Jahncke (Mike) , Carolyn Bennett (Rob Booth), Patricia Halloran, and Harold K. Bennett (Karen).  She also has a sister and extended family in Australia, and brothers and extended family in Canada and  the  United Kingdom. 

 Loving warm weather, they retired to Florida in 1980, with homes in North Miami and Fort Pierce. They traveled to Ithaca every year to check in with their growing family including eight grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  Their last years were spent in Smithfield VA. Norah was predeceased by her husband in 2017.

Special thanks to the staff of Magnolia Manor in Smithfield for the great care they took of both of our parents.

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