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Chester E. Corey
PUTNAM, CT.- Chester E. Corey of Putnam, CT. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children when he went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2012.
Born December 26, 1944 to Noella (Lavarierre) Bennett and Arthur Corey.
He was raised by his mother and step-father, Herbert Bennett, Sr. He lived in Putnam all his life graduating from Putnam High in 1963. He started the Bargain Buyer with his first wife, Phyllis in 1970, a local publication in Rhode Island.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Corey whom he married in 1998, daughter Susan Corey of Danielson, son Richard Corey of Putnam, 4 step-children, Raymond Bennett of Plainfield, David Bennett of Brooklyn, Crystal Utz of Springfield, MA., Matthew Delaere of Putnam; sister, Elaine Eastman and her husband Donald of Attawaugan, brothers Harvey Bennett of Putnam, Raymond Bennett and his wife Charlene of Danielson, Leonard Bennett and his wife Michelle of Thompson, Michael Bennett and his wife Joan of Woodstock; grandchildren, David & Ethan Bennett of Plainfield, Derek & Jordan Bennett of Brooklyn, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his first wife Phyllis (Bibeault) Corey in 1989, his parents, brothers, Herbert II and Robert (Pete) Bennett.
An active member of Hope Community Church in Putnam served as a Trustee, Treasurer and many other positions. He was a member of the Burrillville Lions Club since 1977, served as president 1984-85 and 1988-89, past president of the Pascoag Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Burrillville Chamber of Commerce. He loved cruising with his wife Sandra and saw many Caribbean Islands plus Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal.
He fought a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Funeral Service Wednesday 11 am Hope Community Church, 25 Kennedy Dr., Putnam, CT. Calling Hours Tuesday 6 to 8 PM Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St, Putnam. Burial ST Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the DKH Hospice or Hope Community Church.