Meriden - Rosemary Bennett, 76, beloved wife of 57 years of Richard M. Bennett died after a brave battle with cancer on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the Village at Kensington Place. She was born April 13, 1933 in Meriden a daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Cirillo, and graduated from Meriden High School. Rosemary worked for more than 25 years for SNET before retiring but stayed active with the Telephone Pioneers. She was a life long Meriden resident until she and her husband retired to Ft. Myers, Florida for 16 years. While there she was an active member at McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers and involved extensively with volunteering in the church and community. Besides her husband Richard she is survived by three daughters, Karen Zealor of Wallingford, Tammy Borchert of Meriden and Tracy and her husband Fred Andrulat of Wallingford, six grandchildren, Ricky, Christopher, Zachary, Christina, Alec and Rachel, three sisiters, Lillian Ianuzzi of Meriden, Bettyjane and her husband Edward Asplund of Meriden, and Ceil Cirillo of Santa Cruz, CA, and two brothers, Paul Cirillo of Meriden and Frank Cirillo and his wife Elizabeth of Rocky Hill. She was predeceased by a brother John Cirillo. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 19, at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church of Wallingford. The Rev. Bruce Sandy will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Sunday, October 18 from 4-7pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Rosemary's memory may be made to First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund 114 North Main St., Wallingford, Ct 06492 for a scholarship to be established in her honor.

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  1. Frank, Betty and Family… I know how close you all are and it is a difficult time but please remember you have friends all around you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Ceil, Frank, Lillian, Bettyjane, Paul, and family: We offer our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Our treasured memories of the Cirillo family go all the way back to Willis and Draper Avenues. From Don, Lois, Joyce, Judith, and our mother, Cecelia Mathieu

  3. Dearest Dick and family…your Rosemary will be waiting in the vestibule of heaven for all of us to join her one day. Her journey on this earth has ended and her life with Jesus has begun with all the joys promised to those who believe in Him. Our sorrow will wane and and memories of Rosemary will bring us comfort and peace.

  4. Dick and family, Terry and I send our sincere sympathy. Rosemary and you were very special friends and we have such wonderful memories of times we shared while you were here in Florida. Our love and prayers for God’s comfort are with you. We love you both. Terry & Virginia Hart

  5. Dick and family..I know Rosemary is at peace and with the Lord. My prayers are with you Dick, as your loving memories of Rosemary will be with you always!

  6. Frank and family; Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Bob and Marilyn Kelly

  7. John and I loved Rosemary and our thoughts and prayers go out to Dick and the rest of the family.. We will miss her smile and her wonderful friendship. John and Peggy

  8. We want to express our deepest sympathy to Dick and his family. Our beautiful memories of Rosemary and God’s love can sustain us during this time of sorrow. We love you all so very much.

  9. Ceil, Karen, and all of Rosemary’s family, I was very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you, Marie Merrill Augsberger

  10. Dear Dick & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We also feel the loss of such a wonderful friend. We will never forget her and continue to remember her in our prayers. Love and our sincere condolences to all the family.

  11. Dear Dick and family, I am so sorry that you lost Rosemary. I lost a great friend and I loved her so much. I prayed for her and you too Dick, everyday. I know she is in Heaven and I hope that brings you comfort at this sad time. Helen

  12. Dear Dick and family, Kurt and I wish to express our sympathy in the loss of your wife, and mother. We have lost a friend and neighbor. We remember with smiles the lovely dinner we shared, and the smiles and warm greetings exchanged as we enjoyed the .Florida sunshine. that Rosemary gave. Sincerely, Kurt and Midge Maier

  13. Dear Dick and family, Our sympathies are extended to you at your time of sorrow. May you find comfort in His grace and mercy. Bill and Kitty

  14. Dear Dick and Family, With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences we share in your grief and send you our love. May the memories you hold in your heart bring healing and peace to your soul.

  15. Dear Dick and Family, With deepest sympathy and with heartfelt condolences we share in your grief and send you our love. May the memories you hold in your heart bring healing and peace to your soul.

  16. NO WORDS WILL TAKE THE HURT AWAY, BUT KNOW THAT WE ARE THINKING OF YOU WITH SYMPATHY AND CARING. ROSEMARY WAS A GREAT PERSON AND I KNOW YOU HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF YOUR LIFE TOGETHER OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. JAN

  17. Our thoughts and prayers aree with your family.We are real happy to have the pleasure of knowing Rosemary and Dick at Ft.Myers.

  18. Richard and family – please accept our condolences during this time of loss. My parents George and Carole also send their regards. They would love to hear from you and have an updated address to send you a written note. With Sympathy Diana, Kim and Cheryl

  19. We are sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

  20. We were saddened to learn of Rosemary’s passing. Dick and Rosemary were good neighbors in our condo and very well liked by everyone. Their volunteer work with the Baptist church was noted when they made their daily early morning trek to the Church. We will miss them at Golfview.

  21. Dear Richard and family, we will lift up your family in prayer.I know the lord will comfort you with His loving promises!!We will not forget the love you both shared with our family thank you.

  22. Dear Dick & Family, Rosemary will missed very much, however we have the hope that she is with the Lord. We have so many fond memories of Rosemary & you at McGregor Baptist. May God continue to bless each of you in the days ahead.

  23. Dick and Family, We know you miss your very special lady who was a blessing to many. But what a joy to know she will never be sick again and is now home with Jesus waiting for the rest of us. Paul said in Romans 14, .In life and in death we belong to the Lord.. Rosemany is with Jesus and Jesus is in your heart, so how far apart are you? Only a breath or a memory away. God Bless, our prayers are with you. John and Joanne Davis

  24. Iam so sorry to hear about Rosemary’ passing. My heart goes out to all the family. She was a beautiful lady and so much fun on the Golfview golf course. We were pared up many times on the ladies league. I will surly miss her smile and the good times we had. Love and God Bless, Shirley

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