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Clifford "Chip" G. Bennett

December 13, 1946 - August 15, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

August 15, 2020



Birth Date:

December 13, 1946

Birth Place:

North Conway, New Hampshire 

Service Information:

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York

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Clifford "Chip" G. Bennett

Clifford “Chip” G. Bennett, 73, of Waverly passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 15, 2020 with his family by his side.

He was predeceased by his parents, Rev. Floyd and Carolina Bennett.

Chip is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Geraldine “Gerry” Bennett of Waverly who he met at church; his children, April (Philip) Williams of Waverly, Clifford (Theresa) Bennett Jr of Waverly, Amy Ransome of Waverly, Chad (Patricia) Bennett of Sayre and Carolyn (Ronald) Ellers of Athens; his grandchildren, Joshua Williams, Tyler (Katelyn) Williams, Hilary (Dana Boockoff) Bennett, Denitra Ransome, Phillip Bennett, Arin Bennett, Eliza Ellers and Ronald Ellers IV; his great grandchildren, Jase Williams and Iris Boockoff; niece, Juliette Aucoin and nephew, Nathan Hoyt; sister, Sharon Kay Bennett of Corcoran, MN; along with number in-laws, cousins and friends. 

Chip was a proud Seabee veteran, serving from 1964-1968 in the Navy and was in the Vietnam Conflict.  Chip and Gerry attended the North Waverly Chapel.  He went on to work at American LaFrance in Elmira from 1969 – 1985 as a machinist.  After they shut down, he worked at several companies until retiring from Gutierrez Machine Corp in Athens.  Chip was well known for raising and showing quarter horses and for breeding quarter horses and palominos.  He was a proud cowboy who served as president for many horse associations.  Chip enjoyed hunting and most of all enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with burial to follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly.  For those who are unable to attend the services, we will Live Stream the service at 12:00 PM at  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy you may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Chad
I love you Dad (forever a cowboy at heart) I miss you already,

From: Dave and Carrie Vanhousen
so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Debbie Cox
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. It was a pleasure to have  met Chip.

From: Lori Mosier
I will always hold every memory close to my heart of this wonderful man and growing up with all of the Bennetts as my second family. I am keeping you all in my daily thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. I Love you all very much.

From: Marsha George
Gerry and family so very sorry to hear about Chip no more suffering or pain here  always here if needed. Love Marsha and Jim

From: Cassie
He was so much a part of me growing up, my second family. God Bless and love to all.

From: Juliette
Uncle Chip you have a special place in my heart. I wish I had seen you more lately but I will always have the best memories of you. Love and miss you.

From: David Collins
Gerry and family
I'm very sorry and saddened for your loss.
You could not have asked for a better friend or person to have known.Chip was one of the best.
God bless you all

From: Tina and Duane Simons
Dear Gerry and Family,
We are saddened to hear of Chips passing. We know he is at peace, no more suffering.
Prayers for strength to you and your children. Always remember our great talks when we worked at TC's together. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Deepest condolences to family and friends-haven't seen chip iyears but astill considered him a good friend!

From: Jennifer Becker
Gerry, sorry to hear of Chip's passing, sending you all love and prayers of strength to help you get through this difficult time. May he RIP

From: Christine Bond
Gerry, so sorry to hear of Chip’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Remembering lots of fun times together in  our younger days! Thinking of you, Chris and Scott.

From: Barbi (Hallett) Sloat
The Valley has lost Yet another Great Veteran! I will truly Miss His Beautiful Smile-He was a wonderful Person to know and I am thankful to have known Him-He will sadly be Missed!! God Bless You Gerry for taking care of Him.

From: Bob & Brenda Wandell
Gerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of loss. May the LORD bless you with the peace and comfort that only he can give.

From: Barbi (Hallett) Sloat
I just wanted to say how Proud I was to be able to attend Chips Funeral-To the Whole Family I Thank You!! I was so touched by April's Video-Chip will sadly be missed by All!!

From: Kristy
Gerry and Family
Growing up with you all was one of my fondest memories. Chip was always a wonderful role model and great fun to be around even if he had to put up with April and my shenanigans!  He will be greatly missed but will be thought of with fond memories .   Must love to all of you. Wish I had been up there today. 

From: Teresa & Phil Alger
So sorry to hear about Chip.  Haven't seen him for quite awhile but used to see him a lot.

From: dick and tete burleigh
sorry to hear of chips passing hes in a better place

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