CARIBOU - Wade-Earl "Skip" Bennett, 89, passed away June 22,2016 at Caribou. He was born in Limestone July 12, 1926 the son of the late Harold and Fern(Downing) Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a graduate of Caribou High School and served with the US Army during WWII. He was a charter and lifetime member of the Lister Knowlton Post 9389 VFW. Skip owned and operated Bennett's Texaco in Caribou for many years. He attended the Crouseville Advent Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife Mildred (Bragg) Bennett of Wade are one son and daughter in law, Scott and Christine Bennett of Kenduskeag; two daughters and a son in law, Karen and Reginald Bouchard of Caribou and Peggy Saucier of Presque Isle; stepson and daughter in law, Everett and Susan Merchant of Caribou; Eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his mother in law, Gwen Bragg of Washburn; a sister in law Carolyn Bennett of E. Pembroke, N.Y., and numerous in laws. Mr. Bennett was predeceased by four brothers and their wives; Gerald and Barbara, Donald and Ruth, Lester and Norma and Gary Bennett.
A celebration of Skips life will be held 11:00 am Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Crouseville Advent Church with Rev. John Walsh, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Dementia research, Cancer research or the Aroostook Hospice House of Comfort. Arrangements by the Mockler Funeral Home Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com