POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Jeffrey Bennett, 22, of Poughkeepsie, die unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 5.
Born in Poughkeepsie on Dec. 21, 1993, Bennett was a lifelong Hopewell Junction resident who was very active with the East Fishkill Soccer Club and enjoyed snowboarding.
Bennett was a 2012 graduate of John Jay High School where he was on the varsity soccer team and track team. He was currently a junior at SUNY Albany.
Known for his big smile, Bennett was admired for his competitive nature that made him successful academically and on the field.
He is survived by his parents, John and Lisa (Takacs) Bennett; his brother, Tyler Bennett and his fiancée Ashleigh Lawrence; his grandparents, Daniel and Elizabeth Takacs and Robert and Evelyn Bennett; his aunts and uncles, David and Patricia Takacs, Nancy and Bruce King, Donna Takacs, Steven and Dawn Takacs, Susan Caswell, Rita Livingston and Jim and Mary Webb; his cousins, Bruce, Julia, Emily, Lindsey, Hannah, Danielle, Sarah, Daniel, Melanie, Zachary and Alexandra; and many friends and former teammates.
Calling hours will held on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m.
Donations may be made in his memory to The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc., and mailed to C.A.P.E., 807 Route 52, Room 28, Fishkill, NY 12524.
To send a message to the family, visit www.mchoulfuneralhome.com .
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