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Mr. Warren H. Bennett, Jr., 90, of Beverly, died Tuesday May 24, 2016 at home, after a decline in health. He was the loving husband of Shirley E. (Lund) Bennett with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Warren was born December 19, 1925 in Melrose, daughter of the late Warren H. and Alice (Wyse) Bennett. He has resided in Beverly for many years he previously resided in Gloucester and Revere. He was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943. He went onto Northeastern University where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949.
He was a W.W. II Navy veteran and held the rank of Aviation Electronic Technicians mate third class.
Warren joined the Electrical Union the IBEW 103 in 1946 and began his career working alongside his father for the Warren H. Bennett Electrical Contracting Company. He worked as an Electrical Estimator and Job Manager for many years. In 1967 he and Shirley purchased the Gloucester Travel and Motor Inn in Gloucester which they ran for many years. In 1974 Warren took over the operation of Warren H. Bennett Electrical Contracting business and retired in 1982.
He was a longtime member of the Cape Ann Bible Church, Beverly Rotary and the Electrical Union IBEW 103.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, Warren is survived by his four children, Daniel W. Bennett of Beverly, Deborah R. Milne and her husband, Skip of Gloucester, Jonathan E. Bennett of Port Perry, Ontario and Cynthia A. Eastwick and her husband, Simon of Woodlands, Texas; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Warren’s Graveside Service with Military Honors will be Friday, May 27, 2016 in Beechbrook Cemetery, Essex Ave (Route 133), Gloucester, at 5:30 p.m., followed by his Memorial Service in the Cape Ann Bible Church, 8 Thompson St., Gloucester, at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren’s memory may be made to Cape Ann Bible Church Handicap Accessibility Fund. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.
Published on  May 26, 2016
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