Joseph T. Bennett - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joseph T. Bennett

December 1, 1932 - January 22, 2023

Joseph T. Bennett, age 90, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Born in Delaware City, DE on December 1, 1932, he was a son of the late George and Lula Mae (Jess) Bennett. Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He went on to work as a lab technician for DuPont Co.

An avid outdoorsman, Joseph could often be found hunting or fishing. He took great pride in his garden and spent countless hours tending to his plants. Joseph also enjoyed lending a helping hand and was an active member of the Lion’s Club. His greatest passion was bowling, Joseph and his wife enjoyed bowling together as well as participating in traveling leagues.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia Bennett; and siblings, Gene Bennett, Harold Bennett, Dorothy Jeandell, George Bennett, Mary Ellen Curlett, Billy Bennett, Robert Bennett, and Joseph Bennett. He is survived by his children, Patti Bennett (Wayne) of Delaware City, Terri Bennett Mcguigan of Wilmington, and Dr. Bonni Roberts (Paul) of Newark; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Delaware City Cemetery, 528 West Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Attn: Donor’s Services, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online by clicking here.


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  • Uncle Joe I will always remember you as my kind, caring and loving uncle. You were always nice to everyone. You always made everyone feel happy and you had the best smile. I will miss you !

    Love Sandra Ramsey ❤️

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. I love being around him, hearing story about Delaware City.
    Rest in peace,
    Kitt and Charles I. Neel

  • I just found out of Joe’s passing this Morning and am sad that I can not attend His Memorial Service. Joe was one of my Favorite People , and we shared a Lab for several years at Dupont. Joe supplied , and tended to one of our most important items ….Coffee ! We all took turns keeping our Coffee Station Going ….. as it was a necessity for doing Polymer Research ! I had not seen Joe for many years , and the last time was visiting Him in Delaware City . I always missed not seeing Him , and called Him a few times , but time flies by and losing contact happens. God Bless Joe , His Family and may He rest in Peace.

  • Our deepest Sympathies.
    The Eriksen Family
    Dawna, Doug, Marjie, and Seth