Lynn A. BennettSeptember 2, 1958 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 58)
Lynn A. (Isham) Bennett, 58, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Westfield on September 2, 1958 she was the daughter of the late Daniel R. and Joan M. (McDonald) Isham. Lynn was a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School and studied Culinary Arts at Holyoke Community College. Lynn worked at the family business, Bennett Turkey Farm, for years before it closed. She also worked as a nail technician for 20 years at Total Image in Wilbraham and the Reserve Retirement Community in East Longmeadow. Lynn loved making people feel beautiful and she had a healing touch. She enjoyed traveling with her mom and aunt to the Maine shore, shopping (mainly for pocketbooks), spending time with the extended family, especially at her parent’s camp in Piermont, NH, cooking, baking, and hosting family holidays at the Bennett Farms Homestead. Some of her signature dishes were Turkey Divan potato salad, taco salad, and chocolate mayonnaise cake, along with a holiday favorite of creamed onions. She even perfected Poppy’s apple pie last Thanksgiving. Lynn’s greatest sense of pride and enjoyment was her granddaughters. Lynn is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 36 years, Frank Bennett; her two sons Frank Bennett of Ludlow and Travis Bennett and his wife Kelsey of Clarksville, TN; her granddaughters Haidyn and Adaline Bennett; her brothers Daniel J. Isham and his wife Laurie of Hampden and Keith M. Isham of Hampden; her nieces Maryann, Carolyn, Haley, and Adriana; her aunts Eileen Maloney and her husband Joseph of Longmeadow, Theresa Angotti of Agawam, Sheila Somers of Ludlow, and Regina Martin and her husband Robert of East Longmeadow; her very special great aunt, Edith Casey of Hampden; her dear friends Beth Pratt, Lisa Fuller, Shannon Cusson, Tammy Scott, Sue Wood, and many more; and her faithful companion “Tubbies” her cat. One of Lynn’s dreams was to travel to Hawaii with her family. She made her family promise to hold a Hawaiian Luau. Upon Lynn’s request family and friends are asked to wear Hawaiian or bright and cheerful colors to honor and remember her on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4-7pm at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home, 1858 Allen St. Springfield, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 7pm. Burial will be private in Old Cemetery in Hampden. Contributions in Lynn’s memory may be made to www.cleaningforareason.org or give the "gift of life" by donating blood in her memory to the American Red Cross in her honor.
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