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Obituary: Alison Paige Bennett


Alison Paige Bennett
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Alison Paige Bennett died on November 4th, 2008. She was thirty-four years old. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as well as a founder and co-owner of Sunset Construction Corporation, Inc. She was the definition of generosity to a number of good causes, most especially Paw’s Place, the American Heart Association, the Smile Train and the Steve Haydu Lo Tide Run. Alison was a tower of strength to all who knew her. She had the kindest heart in the world; whenever anyone needed her, she was there. No one could have asked for a better wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. We are thankful that she was a part of our lives and that she achieved so many of her dreams. We loved her grace, her courage and her sense of humor. We loved her so much, in fact, that we cannot believe that she is gone. Our world was brighter for her having been in it.
She is survived by her husband, Joda Bennett; her parents, Joseph W. and Constance Costigan; her sisters, Courtney Costigan and Pam Hansen; her niece, Elena Hansen; her father-in-law, John W. Bennett; her mother-in-law, Joye Norris; her sister-in-law, Jennifer Davis; many relatives in Pennsylvania; three dogs and two cats; and more friends than can be named here.
A memorial service was held at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at 3:00pm, following friends and family held a celebration of Alison’s life at the Bennett residence, 413 Hamlet Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Alison’s name to Paw’s Place, 3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
A Valley Chapel Service


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