Anne Marie Bennison

Anne Marie Bennison 100, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born in College Point, NY on March 11, 1920 to Harold and Hazel Bennison.

She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Institute, Amsterdam and the College of St Rose, Albany. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and was selected as “most friendliest” in her graduating class at St. Rose. Anne was a teacher and taught business in Stillwater, Canajoharie and Red Hook Schools. She retired from Red Hook in 1976 as a Guidance Counselor.

A devote Catholic, Anne was the heart of the family. She and her mother were avid baseball fans. She loved to travel and enjoyed a good party. She was an extraordinary lady who was a friend to everyone she met. She had her opinions but was never judgmental. A devoted daughter, she took care of her mother and volunteered at the nursing home in order to care for her mother while she was a resident there. Anne was a true role model to her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings William (Muriel), Robert (Patricia), Richard (Phyllis), and Charles (Jean), and a nephew Robert. Anne is survived by her siblings John Bennison and Jane Staber (Donald). She was the beloved aunt of William Bennison (Patricia), Muriel Gaw, John Bennison (Debbie), James Bennison (Celia), Charles Bennison (JoAnn), Thomas Bennison, Mary Filiciotto (Frank), Margaret McKenzie (Duncan), Joseph Bennison, Mary Koehler (Robert), Elizabeth Turlington, Patrick Bennison (Elizabeth), Peter Bennison (Jana) and Cindy Bennison. She is also survived by 22 grand nieces and nephews, and 14 great grand nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Amsterdam on a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Anne may be made to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or St Christopher Church, 7411 S. Broadway Red Hook, NY 12571.

The family would like to thank the staff from the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs for their loving care of Anne.

Guest Book

Myrna Generous Bland

Miss. Bennison was my teacher all during high school at Canajoharie, New York. My major was business and that is what she taught. I also worked very closely with her with student council activities because she was an advisor. She was a very favorite teacher of mine, in fact even after I graduated we wrote each other for many years. She was a very lovely person and a fine teacher and I am so glad she was in my life. Teachers are so important in a young persons life and anyone who had her for a teacher was indeed lucky. My condolences to the family.


Fond memories of Miss Bennison from her time at Red Hook Central School. Sweet, caring person who remained with your good memories. Member of Class of 1964. God Bless.

Margaret and Duncan

Love you Aunt Nan. Keep the boys in line up there!

John Bennison

Love you Aunt Nanny. We will miss you so much. Thank you for all the great times growing up. You have given me and Debbie many fond memories to hold on to.