Peter Bennett

Rockfield, First Sea Road, Sligo and formerly of Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim.

16 Nov, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in the exceptional care of the doctors, nurses and staff at St. John’s Community Hospital, Sligo.

Peter, predeceased by his beloved wife Mae.

Loving father of Marcus and Fiona and adored grandfather of Dara and Oisín.

He will be sadly missed by his son, daughter, grandchildren, son-in-law Ciarán, his closest friend Marion, Marcus’s girlfriend Elaine, sister Carmel (New York), sister-in-law Frances, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Reposing at The Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo on Friday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Requiem mass will take place in The Nazareth House Chapel on Saturday morning at 11:00am followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery after.

House private please.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St. Vincent de Paul, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

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  1. My condolences to all of Peters family and friends at this time Peter was such a gentleman he will be missed dearly
    Cathy Meehan H.C.A
    St John’s Community Hospital Sligo

  2. Sincere condolences Marcus to you and all the family on your Dad’s passing. Peter is fondly remembered by all our family. RIP Peter. Elaine & Bruce Dungan.

  3. Marcus, sincere condolences to you and all your family for your loss. May your dad rest in peace.

  4. Sending my love and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  5. Deepest condolences to Peter’s RIP family and friends
    A lovely gentleman

  6. Deepest Condolences to all the family. I will light a candle in France 🇫🇷 for Peter. A gentleman. Fond memories.

  7. Dear Fiona and Marcus, I am so sorry to hear that Uncle Peter has gone to join Granny, Granda and his siblings. He will be missed by us all but never forgotten. Sending you al my love.

  8. Sending our sincere condolences to Marcus, Fiona and Marion on Peter’s passing. Peter was a kind man who shared wonderful stories of family history with me, since he was my mother’s first cousin. He loved his family and living near the sea in Sligo. May he rest in peace and may those who knew him remember his many good contributions to others.

  9. Sincere sympathies to Fiona, Marcus and all the family on your loss of Peter. Thinking of you all. Anthea Gurrie

  10. Marcus, my sincerest and deepest condolenses to you, your sister and your family on the loss of your dad.
    May he rest in peace.

  11. Rest in peace Peter sympathy to his family.Fond memories of Peter and Mai when they had the shop.

  12. Sincere condolences to Fiona and Family on the loss of your father Peter. May he rest in peace.

  13. From all your family and friends in Australia we always treasured your warm smile and good company and the many times you welcomed us into house on our numerous trips home to Ireland

    Your visit when you came to Australia with Malachy was a hoot and Harry & Helen send their sincere condolences also we all have such fond memories of that trip a challange for a man half your age when you came i think you were 70

    What a life you have had and have left a wonderful Legacy with Marcus & Elaine and Fiona & Ciaran and the kids and the many exploits you took on always remember that big American Oldsmobile Cutlass car you brought home and the many times I had a grin from ear to ear when I was able to let my friends in Manorhamilton when I stayed the summers see me getting into it .

    I can,t remember now was it Leitrim donkeys or Sligo donkeys that put that car to rest haha great days

    the trips down to the Silver Swan and seeing you with Tom Fox and the butcher shop shop with all the delicatessen wares Sligo had never seen that and such a success and the runs we did the many nights at parties in Kilty and the holidays at Bundoran and Mullagmore

    one of your favourite pastimes was you trips with Marion to the ONE ARM BANDITS in Bundoran on my last trip home you advised you had stopped this

    I am so thankful I got to see you your mobility was a bit slow but not your wit and banter or memory I,m sure Marion is going to be at a loss you were such good friends and what a wonderful relationship you had god bless and thankyou Marion for being his friend and looking after him from the depths of my heart I hope and wish the best for you and stay strong,

    to his wonderful children Marus and Fiona I wish the very best and hopefully with your partners support you will get through this time

    In summarizing and it feels like a speech but if I had been at the send off this is what I would have taken to the lecturn to say
    the world is a better place for having Peter Bennett and he will be so sadly missed but so fondly remembered God Bless and I,m sure if your able to get my message you would just say in the tinge of American accent you alway kept with you Aw get away with yourself and a big hearty laugh I will miss you

  14. Hello down under!!!
    Great tribute Paddy! I had the honor of flying home for Uncle Peter’s services! A beautiful human being in every way! They broke the mold when Pete was born! Great to see your brother’s Malachy, Colm, your sister Noelle, all the McElroy 2nd Cousins Colm, Aisling, and your beautiful daughter Pixie! Saw Yvonne, her husband, Ken and Terry Hannaway! Prayers for our cousin Michael who I’m told is not so well at the moment. All of Uncle Joe’s family including the best of the best hostess Auntie Frances! God Bless. Marian ♥️

  15. Marcus, Fiona, Marion and family I am sorry for your loss. I have just heard. Your Dad was a great man Marcus. Myself and Una have fond memories of our visit. He was a real gentleman and good craic.

  16. My sympathies to you Marcus and your family on your Dad’s passing. Many he rest in peace.

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