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Lawrence Bennett, 92, Former Dutchess County Assemblyman

Lawrence Bennett
Lawrence Bennett Photo Credit: Daily Freeman

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. – Lawrence Bennett, a former state assemblyman for Dutchess County, died Wednesday, March 9, at age 92 in Newburgh, according to a report in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Bennett was born Sept. 15, 1923, and served as a Democratic assemblyman for the former 96th District, which covered Poughkeepsie, Beacon and parts of Ulster and Orange counties, from 1983-94, reported the Journal.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary, according to the Journal.

Visiting hours were scheduled for Sunday, March 13, from 2-6 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Roseton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Hudson Valley Honor Flight.

Read the full Poughkeepsie Journal obit here.

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