Shock at sudden death of Colette
Wexford was left stunned earlier this week with news of the death of Colette Bennett, from Mulgannon, who died after a rapid illness.
Colette (nee Dowdall), was the wife of former Wexford senior inter-county hurler Liam Bennett, and a sister of Con Dowdall, another former Wexford inter-county hurler.
She died on Monday, August 25 in Beaumount hospital, after a short, two week illness. She was just 51 years of age.
Colette originally hailed from the King Street area, where she lived for most of her married life.
A well known, popular and outgoing individual she held a number of different jobs throughout her life, among them in Stone's grocery store, behind the counter of the Oxfam shop, and most recently in the environment office of Wexford County Council.
However, her greatest dedication was to her family, whom she lavished with love, care and attention throughout her life.
A devoted wife, and mother, she adored her four children, John, Kathy, Nicola and Emma, and took tremendous pride in their achievements.
She was inseperable from her husband Liam, to the extent that the pair even took line dancing classes together.
A good neighbour and friend to many, Colette's passing will leave a void in the hearts of many.
She is survived by her husband, Liam; son, John; daughters, Cathy, Nicola and Emma; mother, Margaret; sisters, Kathleen and Mary; brothers, Toddy, Michael, Jimmy, Harry , Brendan and Con; son-in-law; grandchild, Sammy; nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Her funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Church of the Assumption, Bride Street, followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium, Dublin.