Stephanie Bennett

December  5th, 1987 March  24th, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana
Stephanie Bennett

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.


Stephanie Bennett, a beloved wife, mother, and dedicated community member, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2023 - at the age of 73.
Born on March 10, 1950, Stephanie grew up with strong family values and a deep sense of community.

She excelled academically and athletically in high school, eventually earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
In 1975, Stephanie married her love, Raymond, and they shared 48 years of a loving marriage, raising two children, Emily and Michael, and becoming adoring grandparents to Grace, Ethan, and Lily.
Professionally, Stephanie had a distinguished career in finance, marked by her integrity and mentorship of young professionals. She also dedicated her time to various charitable causes, leaving a positive impact on her community.
Stephanie had a passion for the outdoors, often spending weekends camping, fishing, and hiking with her family, instilling a love for nature in her loved ones.

Stephanie is survived by her wife, children, grandchildren, and siblings, Robert Jr. and Susan. A memorial service will be held on October 2, 2023, at St. Mary's Community Church at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Stephanie Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting underprivileged youth's education in the community. Stephanie's legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched, the values he upheld, and the love she shared. She will be deeply missed but forever cherished.


March 16th
Birth in San Jose
San Jose, California
July 1st
Graduate from University
University of California - Los Angeles
February 14th
Met with Raymond
Raymond and Stephanie met in a school reunion organized by a common friend. Few years later, they will get married. 
June 9th
Raymond and Stephanie got married in a beautiful yet intimate wedding.
October 18th
Birth of Emily
Birth of Emily, their first child.
August 6th
Birth of Michael
Birth of Michael, their second child.
December 12th
Becomes a Grandparent
Become Grandparent for the first time - welcome to the little Lilly!
August 10th
Passed away peacefully
San Jose, California


Memory wall

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."
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September 28, 2023
In celebration of Stephanie's remarkable life!
Her warmth, humor, and love for adventure made every moment together truly memorable.
She brought laughter and joy to all our lives.

While we'll miss her presence, let's remember the good times and continue to share the laughter and love she gave us.

Cheers to you, Stephanie!
Valerie Frye
September 28, 2023
A bright light in our lives has dimmed with the passing of Stephanie. Her kindness, wisdom, and love left an indelible mark. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, his family was her world.

As we remember Stephanie, let's honor her memory by embodying her grace, love, and generosity. She lives on in our hearts, guiding us to be the best versions of ourselves.

Rest peacefully, dear Stephanie. You are dearly missed.
Serena Jones
September 27, 2023
In memory of Stephanie Bennett, a beacon of love and wisdom.
Her legacy of kindness and her genuine love for people will forever inspire us. Though she's gone, her spirit lives on in our hearts.

Farewell, dear friend.
Clayton Steinberg

Family tree

John Richardson
Jacqueline Richardson
Bradley Clarkson
Emma Marie Clarkson
Paul Richardson
Margaret Clarkson
Joanne Richardson
Robert Richardson
Susan Jones
Michael Richardson
Emily Richardson
Robert Richardson
Susan Jones
Joanne Richardson
Michael Richardson
Emily Richardson
Stephanie Bennett


What was Stephanie's favorite Saying?
"Live and let live"
"You're never too old to learn"
What was Stephanie's favorite Book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - a timeless classic
What was Stephanie's favorite Movie?
Forrest Gump, The Godfather
What was Stephanie's favorite Travel destination?
Italy - especially Florence and Tuscany. 
What was Stephanie's favorite Color?
Pale green, pale blue... anything pale or pastel. 
Fun fact about Stephanie:
Stephanie was great at juggling 🤹


Please join us to pay a last tribute.

We invite you to join us in a solemn gathering as we come together to celebrate the life of our beloved Stephanie Bennett.

Your presence would mean a great deal to us as we remember and honor the legacy of a remarkable friend, wife, mother.
In this moment of remembrance, let us come together to share our fond memories, offer our support to one another, and bid farewell to a truly exceptional individual.
Please join us in commemorating Stephanie's life and the positive impact he had on all of us.
San Jose Funeral Home
1050 S. Bascom Ave
San Jose,
California 95128
June 26, 2023
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