Bennett, Penelope “Penny”, age 70 died Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Penny lived in Midland Park for 44 years. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as an Aide for many years for the Ridgewood Board of Education and most recently was a Secretary at Ridgewood High School. Penny was a longtime member of the Midland Park United Methodist Church where she had been active in many of the church groups. Penny is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Richard A. Bennett of Midland Park and her children Whitney R. Perro of West Milford and Shawn H. Bennett and his wife, Mona of Waldwick and her two grandchildren, Connor Perro and Ryan Bennett. Penny is also survived by her sister and brother, Kim Vezzani of White Oak, PA and David Hollingsworth and his wife, Kathy of St. Albans, WV. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 2 -4, 7 – 9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Midland Park United Methodist Church, 269 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. In lieu of flowers, donations in Penny’s memory can be made to the Midland Park United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
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