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Barbara Mildred (Spear) Bennett, 91
PORTLAND -- Barbara Mildred (Spear) Bennett, 91, passed away on Jan. 26, 2013.
She was born on May 22, 1922, to Edgar and Amy Spear in Portland. She attended local schools, graduating from Portland High School in 1940.
Barbara worked at A & P Tea Co. for 33 years. In September of 1994 she married Leslie H. Bennett. Les passed away in 2010. Barbara was the past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Gorham. She was also a member of the Women's Woodfords Club. Barbara enjoyed many years at her cottage on Peaks Island.
Barbara is survived by her cousin, Betty Harclerode of Manchester, N.H.; and her very dear friends, Joseph and Lucie Hannigan of Portland.
Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation from 9-10 a.m., with a funeral service at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in the Veterans' Section, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the:
Animal Refuge League
P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, Maine 04098
Barbara Mildred (Spear) Bennett
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 3, 2013
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"Barbara was a truly wonderful neighbor always watching out for us. She will be missed."
- Jodie Packard
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