Mary Aeschlimann

Mary Aeschlimann

Saturday, April 14th, 1928 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Mary C. Aeschlimann (Bennett) born Mary C. Beach on April 14, 1928 in Torrington, CT passed away on February 28 at the age of 91. Mary was a long time resident of Bantam, CT. She was fondly known to many as Gramma Bennett.

She spent much of her childhood around animals as an active member of the Grange. Mary graduated from Litchfield High School in 1946. After graduation she worked in the Litchfield First National Bank. She later married the late Roland (Pete) W. Bennett and moved to Bantam where they had four children.

While her children were young, Mary was a Den Mother for several years in the Cub Scouts. Often she could be found with her children ice skating, sledding, bicycling, or playing card games. She loved gardening and was always in the middle of a sewing or knitting project. Mary was very active in St. Paul’s Church of Bantam performing duties as a member of the Altar Guild and Choir.

During her career, Mary also worked at the Bantam School in the cafeteria and later at Bantam Fuel Company.
Mary later married the late Robert Aeschlimann residing in Bantam.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Clara and Roy Beach; brother, Richard (Carole) Beach.
Mary is survived by her sons, William (Diana) Bennett; Gordon (late Debra) Bennett; Mark (Robin) Bennett and daughter, Candace (James) Quigley; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at Thurston Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Rd., Litchfield from 5-7 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bantam at 11:00 am on Friday. Burial will follow in Bantam Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thurston Rowe Funeral Home
    283 Torrington Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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  • Service

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Paul's Episcopal
    802 Bantam Road
    Litchfield, Connecticut 06759
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    The Rev. Brett Figlewski
  • Interment

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 12:00pm
    Bantam Cemetery
    715 Bantam Road (Route 202)
    Bantam, Connecticut 06750
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Benjamin Lamy

Posted at 04:32pm
Sending my condolences to Mark Bennett, his family, and all those who knew his mother. May you all find closure to her passing.

Barry and Gloria Howard

Posted at 01:35pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Kim Fischer

Posted at 03:20pm
Mary also know as “Gramma Bennett” will always hold a special place in our family. Prayers to the family. Kim, Ed and Kristina Fisher

Thomas Kilbourn

Posted at 06:25pm
Mary was a good and faithful servant. But even more, she was gracious and grace-filled. She spoke always with a kindness spiced with a curious and infectious wit, a wit always understated. Thoughtful. When she spoke, she looked squarely into the face of the person. Modest, dare I say. But she spoke her mind. As the service for burial in the Book of Common Prayer reads, she now rests from her labors. Life has changed for Mary, but not ended. She did not depart, she is arriving. Mary now resides in Eternity's sunrise. God bless, Mary. Tom Kilbourn

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