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Richard H. Bennett
June 08, 2021


Richard H. Bennett, 77, of New Bedford passed away at home in his sleep on Tuesday June 8, 2021. He was the husband of the late Doreen M. (Pacheco) Bennett.

Born in Fairhaven, he lived in Mattapoisett and Fairhaven before moving to New Bedford.

Richard formerly worked in retail, having been employed at Jack and Harry’s, Western Auto, and Benny’s in Fairhaven until his retirement.

An avid sports fan, he loved watching the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also enjoyed going out to eat and watching movies, especially those by John Wick.

He is survived by two daughters, Tanya Rae Bennett and Dawn-Marie Vilandry and her husband John; his brother, Doug Pacheco; three grandchildren, Aimee Wesley, Lindsey Vilandry, and Julia Vilandry; six great-grandchildren, Sadie, Ava, Emma, Lily, Troy Jr., and Luna; his brother-in-law, Rick Pacheco; and nephew, Maxwell Pacheco.

He had recently been predeceased by his loving dog, Katie.

A private family memorial will be held. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For online condolence book, please visit

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