July 7, 1930 ~ May 1, 2020

Born in: Liverpool, England
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Richard “Dick” Bennett, 89 of Aurora Colorado passed away at University of Colorado Hospital on May 1, 2020 of pneumonia.

Born the youngest of six and visually impaired on July 7, 1930 in Liverpool England. Taking advantage of a scholarship opportunity, he immigrated to the United States and received a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nebraska.  The love of this emerging field led him to start his own business in electronics repair in Portland, Maine.

In 1966, he married Nancy Ann Purinton.  They had two children and in 1976, relocated to Lewiston Maine where he changed careers. As a counselor for the Department of Human Services, he was able to assist many visually impaired citizens to obtain work and better their circumstances in a sighted world.

Richard retired from counseling in 1994 and moved with his wife to Aurora, Colorado to be closer to his children.   There he lived life to the fullest, supporting Colorado sports, engaging with friends and cherishing family.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Andrea and his son Bill.

The memorial service will be held on what would have been Richard’s 90th birthday, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 4:30PM at Horan & McConaty,  11150 E. Dartmouth Ave. (at Parker Rd.), Aurora, CO 80014.




Memorial Service: July 7, 2020 4:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

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  1. For as long as we have known him, “Mr. B.” was always someone more than just a friend – We were, along with many others, part of his extended family. We fondly remember the trips we’ve taken together as a group with Mr. and Mrs. B. including Cancun, Las Vegas, and Lake McConaughy, as well as the many other gatherings including happy hours, dinners, and evenings visiting in their home. He thoroughly enjoyed the company of others in talking sports, current events, or recounting stories from his own colorful past that were both informational and entertaining, and would always welcome you with his trademark “Heyyyyyyy, how are you!?” greeting. Being extremely close to both of his children and their families, we personally share in their grief, and offer our love, support and strength as a unified voice. Only time will help ease the loss you feel, but please remember to lean on those around you who have already walked this path, through the experience of personal loss in our own lives. As a way to remember and honor his memory, continue to live the life Mr. B. would have wanted for you: With humor, humility, love and thoughtfulness. We know how proud he was of the lives you have made, and continue to make for yourselves, we are both blessed and honored to be a part of that journey – He will be missed.

    With deepest respects,
    -Neil and Veronica

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Wishing you and your family strength and peace during this difficult time, please accept our heartfelt sympathies.
    Tammy and Laura


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