Dr. John Bendel Register “Ben”, 89, of Mashpee and a Cape Cod resident for over 30 years, passed away at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich on Saturday, February 4th.
Ben will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to so many people. Prior to his retirement, Ben was a dentist known for the gentle care of his patients. He was always sought after because of his kind and compassionate manner. He will be remembered by everyone as a fair and honorable man who believed that the greatest gift he could give to anyone was his time, and he gave that generously. He volunteered his time to those who were less fortunate than himself, or those who were in trouble and needed his help. Ben made multiple trips with colleagues to provide medical care to people in Honduras who might otherwise not get it. His humor and quick wit were contagious, and will forever be remembered by everyone who knew him. Of particular note, was that Ben prided himself as a life-long learner. He frequented the Mashpee Public Library, and attended many opportunities for learning there. Ben was an avid reader, loved poetry, music, movies, and the arts. Ben had a special way of making everyone in his company feel appreciated with his innate ability to point out their strengths.
Ben is survived by his four children Robert Bruce Register, Linda Suzanne Merrill, John Brian Register & his wife Susan Register, and Guri Louise Davis & her husband Glenn Davis. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michelle, Mark, Jonathan, Ashley, Victoria, Jane, Samantha and Graham. And Nine Great Children.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, February 12th from 4 -7 PM at Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. Mashpee. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 13th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 12:45 PM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mashpee Public Library, P.O. Box 657, Mashpee, MA 02649 which was one of Ben’s favorite places.