Robert Bennett, age 91, of Mashpee, died peacefully Friday, January 20, 2023 at Cape Cod Hospital, in Hyannis.
Robert was born in Quincy, Massachusetts to Chester and Ruth (Osgood) Bennett. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie and three brothers, Chester, Norman and David. He grew up in the Adams Shore neighborhood in Quincy and in Hingham.
He was employed at Sanders Associates for several years before founding Panelboards Inc., which subsequently became Atlantic Switchboard and Engineering Corp., where he was Vice President of Engineering until he retired. He always had a positive outlook on life, a good sense of humor, and was well-liked by everyone he met. He enjoyed technical projects through his life which included a couple of inventions, installation of a very early solar water heating system, working on his Volkswagen Karman Ghia (which he referred to as his “High-Powered European Road Machine”) and very recently he designed and built a sunroom and mantle for his fireplace. He enjoyed family get-togethers and will be missed by all.
Robert was the beloved husband for sixty-four years of the late Marjorie (St. Clair) Bennett, devoted father of Kendrick R. Bennett and his wife Bonnie of Tewksbury, Douglas F. Bennett and his wife Linda of Plainville, and Glenn S. Bennett and his wife Constanze of Hingham, and a loving grandfather of Sarah, Robert, Adam, Rebecca, Laura and Annie.
Visiting hours will be held at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham on Wednesday, January 25, from 4 to 7 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Kidney Fund.