Mary E. Bennett, 96, legal secretary, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

By on October 18, 2017

Mary E. Bennett, 96, of Ephrata, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Fairmount Homes.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Gallagher) Bennett.

She worked as a legal secretary in Philadelphia for many years for attorney Robert L. Bast. Mary was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Surviving are three sisters: Sister Catherine Joseph SBS (formerly Rosemary Bennett) of Philadelphia; Anna Teresa Barry of Anderson, S.C.; and Agnes B. Carr of Denver; a brother: Michael F. Bennett of Flourtown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by three sisters: Jane M. Bennett, Sarah Catherine Bennett, and Julia Murphy; and two brothers: William and John P. Bennett.

A mass of Christian burial was held Oct. 12 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New Holland. Interment was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Beck Funeral Home, New Holland. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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