Mary Bennett


Mrs. Mary Lafferty Bennett, 92, a resident of Cheriton, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023, at her residence. A native of Cheriton, she was the daughter of the late Grover Lee Lafferty and the late Elizabeth Hamblin Lafferty. She was a retired nursing assistant for Dr. Hardman in Cape Charles and a member of Cape Charles Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Claude M. Bennett of Danielson, Conn., and Walt C. Bennett of Cheriton; two brothers, Frank J. Lafferty and his wife, Mary, of Temperanceville, and Grover Lee Lafferty Jr. of Parksley; three sisters, Abbie L. Borum and her husband, Larry, of Orlando, Fla., Colleen L. Makin of Cheriton, and Betty Jo Petty of Dover, Del.; three grandchildren, Alyssa Bennett, Dylan Bennett, and Katelyn Bennett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Keith W. Bennett; two sisters, Barbara L. Dickerson and Charlotte L. Whitman; and two brothers, Edward Lee Lafferty and Bart Lafferty.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. at Cape Charles Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Conrow officiating. Family will join friends Friday evening at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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