Melvin "Mel" L. Bennett

June 23rd, 1947 July 7th, 2020

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Obituary for Melvin "Mel" L. Bennett

BENNETT, Melvin “Mel” L., of Somerville, suddenly on July 7, 2020. Beloved husband of 49 years to Judy A. (Marshall). Loving father of Steven and his wife Michele of Wilmington, Scott and his wife Andrea of Methuen, and Christopher and his wife Kristen of Billerica. Cherished “Grampy” of Cameron and Cole, and Sophia and Adrianna. Retired Patrolmen, Cambridge Police Department. Late Vietnam Era Army Veteran. Visiting Hours will be held from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave, NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Sunday from 2-5PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John’s Church, 2254 Mass Ave, North Cambridge on Monday at 11AM. Military Honors will follow after Mass. Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mel’s memory to the American Heart Association, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005. To leave an online message of condolence please visit

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Sunday, July 12th, 2020
    2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Monday, July 13th, 2020
  • Interment

    Interment will be Private
    Address Not Available

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Bob O'Neill

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Judy, Steven, Scott and Chris. Mel has been a dear friend and he will be sorely missed yet lovingly remembered. Thank you all for sharing him with us for all these years. All our love, Bob and Dona
Comment | Posted at 07:31am via Condolence

Mary Motzi

Dear Judy, Steven, Scott, Christopher & Family.

I regret I was not able to attend Mel's services but please know my Heart is there with you. Mel was a great family man as well as a long time neighbor and friend to my Mom and deceased Dad. He was there to help without hesitation. He was always ready to start snow blowing at the crack of dawn. He beautified my Mom's home with his gardening skills. He protected her from trespassers on her property ... and so much more. He was a one of a kind. On behalf of my Mom, our deepest sympathy. His memory will live on with us.

Frances Williams & Mary Motzi
Comment | Posted at 02:42pm via Condolence

Donald Bombino

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mel and the entire Bennett family. May he Rest In Peace. Lots of memories to reflect on.
Don and Kelly Bombino
Comment | Posted at 02:26pm via Condolence

Marc Drinkwater

Dear Judy, Steven, Scott and Christopher,
We are deeply saddened and heartbroken about Mel’s passing.
Judy, in so many ways, and for so many years, you and Mel have been wonderful neighbors and friends. We will be forever grateful for Mel’s kindness and generosity. His memory will live on in the beautiful flower gardens that he planted in our yard. Everyone who knew Mel knows that the neighborhood will never be the same without him.
In loving memory, always,
Frances Williams & Family
Comment | Posted at 12:53pm via Condolence

Garfield E Morrison, Jr

On behalf of me, and my wife I extend my condolences to Mels family. RIP Mel.
Comment | Posted at 01:08pm via Condolence

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