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Official Obituary of

John T. Bennett III

June 14, 1955 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

John Bennett III Obituary

John Terrell Bennett III, 68, of Colrain, MA, passed away on February 29, 2024. He was born in Boston on June 14, 1955 the son of John T. Bennett Jr. and Ellen (Dunnell) Bennett.

He was a warm and humorous man who loved his family above all. A die hard Patriots fan, flannel connoisseur, and dedicated civil servant, he drove with the windows down year-round. He had an unmatched affinity for nature and spent every spare minute in the woods. His hobbies included hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, map reading, and cooking outside.

John is survived by his wife, Katherine Montague-Bennett, son Sam (Hannah) Bennett, daughter Margaret Bennett, granddaughter Eleanor Bennett, sister Caroline (Todd) Grady, and brother George (George Patsouris) Bennett. He was preceded in death by his father John Bennett Jr., mother Ellen Bennett, brother David Bennett, and uncles William Dunnell III and Jacob Dunnell.

John graduated from St. Mark's School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Colby College and his Master’s from UMass Amherst. He dedicated over 20 years of his career to the Windham Regional Commission, and almost 40 years of volunteer work to the Franklin County Conservation District.

A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, March 9th, at Hitchcock Brewing Company (203 South St, Bernardston, MA 01337) from 12:30-2:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to come raise a glass with us in their finest flannel or Hawaiian shirt, in honor of his joy and sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Betsy's Park Foundation (Holderness, NH), Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Squam Lake Natural Science Center, Connecticut River Conservancy, or Deerfield River Watershed Association.

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Celebration of Life
March 9, 2024

12:30 PM
Hitchcock Brewing
203 South St
Bernardston, MA 01337


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