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memorial page for
Alfred "Boone" Bennett Jr.
October 13, 1947
~ October 1, 2020
Alfred "Boone" Bennett Jr., 72 of Long Branch, NJ, passed away on Thursday October 1st at Monmouth Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born on October 13, 1947, in Long Branch and was a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore.
Alfred was educated in the Red Bank school system and graduated from Red Bank Regional High School. He served in the United States Army and was later honorably discharged. He enjoyed a lengthy career as an executive for Crane's Fire & Smoke Cleaners before embarking on his second career as a bus driver for New Jersey Transit, where he worked until his passing.
Boone enjoyed attending horse races, listening to music and fishing, but what he enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends. He will always be remembered for his vivacious laugh, beautiful smile and generous heart.
He was predeceased by his daughter Anita Santos Rios-Cole; his father Alfred Bennett Sr., his mother Irene Bennett and sisters Shirely Jones, Jill Bennett and Bernice Evans.
He is survived by his wife Josephine Bennett; son Julio Santos Rios (Cindy); daughter Allonda Bennett; grandchildren Alicia George (Darius), Allison Cole, Eugene Morales, Julio "Augie" Santos-Rios, Sarah Saguay (Felix), Julian Santos-Rios, Nakkiya Chandler, Zakkiya Chandler; great-grandchildren Gia Morales, Alondra Cole, Anila George, Leo Santos-Rios, Anastasia Saguay, Athena Santos-Rios; sisters Esseline Booker and Joan Daniels as well as a host of loving relatives and friends.