Patricia M. Bennett age 92, of 4th Street in Corning, NY died June 20, 2016 peacefully at home following a long life well lived.\n \nPat was born on May 21, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to Albert and Marie (Schumacher) Bugman. She married Dr. Paul Bennett, the love of her life, on July 3, 1946 in Buffalo. \n \nShe was raised in Buffalo, graduated from Holy Angels Academy in 1942 and then completed her college studies, graduating from D'Youville College with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1945. She worked briefly in the lab at Roswell Park Cancer Center before her marriage. She joined her husband in Germany during the occupation following WWII. Upon returning to the US, they moved to Corning where her husband, Paul, opened his dental practice in the fall of 1947. Together, they devoted themselves to raising their family of eight children. Family was everything to her, and she took great pride in teaching Catholic values, life skills, and a love of life-long learning to all eight of her children.\n \nPat was exceptionally accomplished in sewing, quilting, gardening, crafts and needlework. She loved including her children in her many projects, teaching them to appreciate fine craftsmanship and the value of a job well done. Despite being a full time wife and mother to a very active family, she found time to give back to her church and the Corning community, serving on many boards of directors. These included Corning Civic Music Association, St. Mary's Parish Council, All Saints' Academy school board, the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes where she worked on the costume collection for 26 years, and the Corning Hospital Chapters. With a great eye for decorating, using antiques and recycling found objects, she lovingly restored their Victorian home in Corning as well as the family summer cottage on Keuka Lake. A great organizer, she always had several projects going and willing children and husband ready to help. A firm believer in the value of a good education, she always took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. \n \nPat is survived by four daughters, Patricia (Judge David) Kahl of Corning, Dr. Mary (Atty. Bruce) Petrie of Cincinnati, OH, Dr. Kathleen (Dr. Stephen Kondash) Bennett of Cincinnati, OH, and Barbara (Jean Claude) Kyrillos of San Diego, CA; son Dr. Gregory (Gina) Bennett of Orchard Park, NY; sister, Olive Engl of Kenmore NY; daughters-in-law, Patricia Bennett of Wilmington, NC and Betsy Bennett of Darien Ct. She is survived by her grandchildren, all of whom she was so very proud: Brian (Shannon) Kahl, Laura Kahl, Paul IV, Connor, Maggie, Brendan, Andrea, Mark Jr. Bennett, Megan (Brian), Atty. Sarah, Daniel(Jilane), and Alec Petrie, Shannon (Kevin), Erin, and Dr. Clare McGorry, Alexandra, Christina, Carl and Bennett Kyrillos, Alex, Corey, Tom and Therese Kondash, great grandchildren Camerynn Kahl, Lachlan and Piers Ramm, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.\n \nShe was predeceased by her loving husband Paul W. Bennett II: sons Paul W. Bennett III Mark J. Bennett, and John "JT" Bennett, and by her brothers, Richard Bugman, Gerald Bugman and Msgr. John Bugman. \n \nA Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1pm on Saturday June 25, 2016 at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. There will be no calling hours.\n \nThe family will provide flowers and suggest that any memorial donations be made in her name to Father Brennan's Scholarship Fund at All Saints Academy or a charity of one's choice.\n \nPat's family wishes to thank the staff at Roswell Park Cancer Center and ECMC in Buffalo, NY, The Guthrie Cancer Center at the Corning hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, Absolute Care of Three Rivers, and Care First for their excellent care and compassion during her long battle with lymphoma. We also wish to thank all of the nurses and caregivers who made it possible to remain at home at the end of her illness, and especially Susan Rothenberger, and Valerie Van de Mark. \n \nThe family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. 216 E. First Street in Corning.