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“Mr. Bent words can't describe the memories you leave behind., you will be missed deeply.Jackie Baxter. ”
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“Mr. Bent is physically gone but may he live on in our hearts and memories! My deepest condolences to Kelly and his entire family. ”
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Veron Benjamin Bent, 67, of Windsor, beloved husband of Josephine Kelly-Bent, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies on November 6, 1949, son of the late Stanley and Eurcy (Salmon) Bent, he was raised in Jamaica and worked as a police officer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica before migrating to the United States. After settling in Hartford, Veron took a position as a security guard at Hartford Hospital where he worked for 25 years until his retirement. He had such pride and commitment to the hospital during his illness he refused to be treated by any other hospital or doctors. Proud of his service as a police officer in Jamaica, Veron was an active member of the Jamaica Ex-Police Association of Connecticut where he also served as Vice President for two terms. He was passionate about all the work that the Jamaica Ex-Police Association did in the community and most recently he dedicated countless hours of his time to remodeling their new headquarters on Homestead Avenue in Hartford. Veron was a very kind and loveable man who was always ready with a smile and a joke and who had many friends throughout the Hartford area. His family and friends admired his pristine yard that he cared for each summer and the disciplined way in which he maintained his home, his car, and his appearance. He was always a dapper dresser and took great pride his appearance no matter the occasion. Most of all, Veron will be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. His wife lovingly described their relationship by saying that “If God made a good husband…It was Veron!” He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of six years, Josephine Kelly-Bent of Windsor; a son, Winston Bent and his wife Veronica of Raleigh, NC; a daughter, Latoya Bent-Mann and her husband Jason of Houston, TX; a stepdaughter, Rhushae Ingram of East Hartford; four grandchildren, Benjamin and Daniel Bent of Raleigh, NC, Bryson Mann of Houston, TX, and Maya Dixon of East Hartford; two brothers, Hubert Bent of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Roy Bent and his wife Morine of Alberta, Canada; three sisters, Enid Harper of Miami, FL, Joan Bent of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, and Pearline Bent of Miami, FL; a sister-in-law, Barbara Bent of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica; and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Creson Bent. His family will receive friends on Thursday, September 28, 6-9 p.m., at The Lodge Community Chapel, 130 Deerfield Rd., Windsor and on Friday, September 29, 10-11 a.m., at International Gospel Fellowship, 650 Park Ave., Windsor. A Homegoing Service will be held on Friday, September 29, 11 a.m., at International Gospel Fellowship in Windsor. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery. Veron’s family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Jamaica Ex-Police Scholarship Fund, 126-128 Homestead Ave., Hartford, CT 06112. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, to Dr. Timothy Hong and his staff, and to the CB2 Unit at Hartford Hospital for their expert care and compassion during this difficult time.