Alfred Bennett Jr. – 10-9-2020

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memorial page for 

Alfred "Boone" Bennett Jr.

October 13, 1947
~ October 1, 2020



VISITATION - Friday 10-9-2020  
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07743
4:00 PM -6:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Friday 10-9-2020
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07743
6:00 PM


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.


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3 thoughts on “Alfred Bennett Jr. – 10-9-2020

  1. Sally Tully says:

    We are extremely sadden by the news of Al’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. We have so many great memories of him from Crane’s. One year we dressed up for a Halloween contest and Al went as Don King and I dressed up as his prize fighter Christy Martin. We didn’t win a prize but we had so much fun. Al was a great person and friend. He will be missed very much. Love John and Sally Tully”

  2. Martin O'Connor says:

    Al was a gentleman with a big heart. He has most certainly earned a place in heaven. He will be missed by many I’m sure. I consider it an honor to have called him a friend. My condolences to Al’s family and friends. Martin @Transdev.

  3. Bill Koczan says:

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Bennett family.I had the pleasure of working with Al for several years when he was with Crane’s.He was one of the best in the business.Whenever there was ant problem you could always count on Al to straighten it out.We also had some good times together at Monmouth Park not too many winners but always a lot of laughs.I will really miss him he was a great friend.Bill Koczan

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