Norma Jean Bennett


Norma Jean Bennett, of Pine Island, NY, passed away on June 14, 2017 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wayne, NJ.  She was 67 years old.

Born on June 27, 1949 in Englewood, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Brown) Zotz.

She was married to Walter A. Bennett.

Norma graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.  She has been an Administrator with Day Spring School, Warwick,  a Teacher’s Assistant with Mountain Laurel School in New Paltz, NY, she taught at Mid Orange Correctional Facility assisting prisoners obtain GED’s, worked at Planned Parenthood, helped migrant workers at The Alamo in Goshen, and worked as a secretary with Stage & Nathans, LLP in Warwick.

She is survived by her husband, Walter A. Bennett of Pine Island;  her son, Sam Bennett of Seattle, WA; a sister, Barbara Zotz of Huntington Station, NY; and a brother, John Zotz of Los Altos, CA, and many friends.

Donations in her memory to Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or  Parkinson’s Disease Foundation,  1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Funeral arrangements were private.

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Our deepest condolences.
Jake and Ruth Gumaer
Walter, I was so sorry to hear that Norma had passed. She was a truely beautiful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends, Dave and Robyn
Dave Eaton
Dear Mr. Walter Bennett, You do not know me but I knew your wife. I want to express my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Norma. I met Norma several years ago at the Tuesday QiGong classes. I was the newcomer in an established group of ladies, all of them welcomed me. Norma stood out with having a very nice sense of humor and that put always a smile on my face. When she couldn't come anymore, I believe that was about a year ago or so, I truly missed her. This morning after the class I learned that Norma passed away last week, I am very sad. I hope that wonderful memories surround you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Ingrid Jacob
Ingrid W. Jacob
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