Bennett Funeral Home

209 North Main Street, Concord, NH


Ellen Bennett

April 11, 1934May 19, 2020

Ellen Bennett, 86, of Bow passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at The Birches of Concord. Born in Methuen, MA on April 11, 1934 the daughter of Allan and Ellen (Sears) Devine.

She worked for New England Telephone as an operator for many years, transitioning to Verizon and to a role in administration. She was able to retire early and enjoyed the beach, golfing, gardening, shopping, playing cribbage, Bingo, hosting family holidays and loved doing projects around her home. She will lovingly be remembered as a woman of great strength. She seemed to be able to fix any problem no matter what. She was a loving wife, a dedicated, loving mom to all four of her children and a wonderful grandmother. She had a teasing sense of humor that no one could escape...everyone who entered her home immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. She had a youthful, fun presence, whether it be zipping around town in her convertible or playing games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ellen is survived by her husband, Robert W. Bennett Of Bow, NH; son, Tony Ceriello and wife Teri of Pembroke NH; daughters, Julie Ceriello of Warner NH and Gina Johnson and husband Peter of Bow NH; grandchildren, Alicia Dixon and husband Richard of Contoocook NH, Nick Ceriello and wife Brandi of Loudon, NH, Gina Marcotte and husband Shane of Manchester, NH, and Cole Johnson of Bow NH. She is predeceased by husbands, Michael Ceriello, Robert Thomas, her son Brian Ceriello, her brothers, James Devine, Charles Devine, Allan Devine, and John Devine and is survived by sisters, Priscilla Milot and Kathleen Dahlin as well as three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff at The Birches in Concord for the wonderful loving care she received.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.


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Roger Bouffard

May 29, 2020

Mr. Bennett and Family,

Our condolences to you and your family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Mrs. Bennett comfort you and your family, today and always

Roger M & Yvonne F. Bouffard
The Fortin Group Funeral Homes
Lewiston & Auburn, Maine

JJ Devine

May 28, 2020

Thinking of you in this tough time, very sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. My father and Aunt always talked very highly of her, she will be missed.

Love JJ (John Devine’s son)

David Jones

May 27, 2020

Bob and family,
My sincerest condolences on the recent passing of your beloved wife. mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and if I ever get up in your area, maybe we can get together. Its been a long time!

Take Care,
Dave Jones
Jones, Rich and Barnes

Ken Rimm

May 23, 2020

What I admired most about Ellen was that she was always the same person; kind, caring and most importantly, genuine.


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