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David E Bentley

November 29, 1942 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 79)


David E. Bentley, 79, lifelong resident of North Berwick, passed away May 27, 2022 in Wentworth-Douglas Hospital after a period of failing health.

He was born November29, 1942, in Manchester, CT, one of six children born to Rodney and Mary (Hitt) Bentley.  David was a 1962 graduate of North Berwick High School.  He worked for 42 years, retiring as a supervisor at Hussey Seating in North Berwick.  During his retirement years, he worked maintenance at Simpson’s Way and for the North Berwick Transfer Station.  David enjoyed meeting people over the years and serving his community.

David was a “foodie” who completely enjoyed trying every entrée served to him.  He had an amazing garden he enjoyed puttering in but also in sharing the crops he raised.  David enjoyed hunting and fishing and his years enjoying life at the Pittston Farm.  He loved wood working and making furniture for his family and was a wonderful husband, dad and grampa.

David was pre-deceased by his folks, Rodney and Mary; sister, Sandra Weymouth and brother Dick Bentley; brothers in law George Stevens and Terrence Patstone, Sr.  and nephew, Seth Bentley.  He will be forever missed by his wife of 60 years, Sandra (Staples ) Bentley and daughter Susan Stacy and husband John all of North Berwick; 2 brothers, Donald Bentley and partner Gil of Florida, Daniel and Melody Bentley of Rochester, NH; sister Sibyl Bentley of Sanford; brother-in-law Leslie Weymouth; sisters in law Shirley Patstone and Evelyn Stevens and her partner Paul Hopkins; his twin granddaughters whom he loved dearly, Gabriella Bentley-Sturchio of Austin, TX and Bianca Bentley-Sturchio of Portland, ME as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of David’s life will be held later this summer. 


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