It is because of a soul like Bud Bennett that the world was left a little brighter. He touched the lives of so many, with his positivity, unwavering strength, on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling, entertaining (but harmless) pranks, always-on-hand jokes, and selfless love. For those fortunate enough to know Bud, one would know how funny, kind and generous he was. He was a true role model to many.
On December 17, 2020, Bud lost in the fight against cancer. However, in the eyes of his family and friends, his was a life well-lived. He was a wonderful husband with a fairytale marriage to Sharon Bennett filled with love, laughter, and joy. They met on a blind date, and after the third date, Bud asked Sharon to marry him.
Bud had many interests and hobbies, one of which was photography. He and Sharon had a successful business as wedding photographers for a number of years. Bud loved taking family photos for friends, neighbors and even acquaintances in the Florida Park where they spent their winters.
Bud made a point to brighten the day of everyone he encountered and delighted in making people smile and laugh. He adored his children and grandchildren and was devoted to Sharon. He was known for his good nature, affability, compassion, bear hugs and squeezes, courageousness, craftsmanship, inventive gift-giving, and so much more.
Bud is loved and survived by his wife of 64 years, Sharon Bennett, his children; Sharon "Ginger" Hollis and her husband Geoff Hollis of Dunstable, Roy "Bud" Bennett and his wife Kim Bennett of Chelmsford, and Paul Bennett and his partner Sue Croteau of Billerica. Bud is also survived by his grandchildren Alex, Amanda, Tobi, Kyle, Chris, and Kayla, and his sister-in-law Janice Santos Bennett, as well as a multitude of many caring friends. Bud is predeceased by his mother Ethel James Bennett Hunter, father Roy Bennett Sr., stepfather Clarence Hunter, and brother Richard Bennett.
A memorial gathering will be planned to honor Bud in the spring, following the pandemic.
Donations in Bud's memory may be made to:
The Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
29 Broadway, Floor 4
New York, NY 10006-3111
Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton MA, 01460 978-486-3709 www.badgerfuneral.com