Library bench honors memory of beloved Sumpter resident
|Members of the Belleville Rotary Club, Sumpter Township officials and community residents are all smiles at the dedication of the Peter Quenet memorial bench at the Belleville Library Satellite Media Center.
Area residents crowded the Belleville Satellite Library Media Center last week to remember a beloved member of the community.
A bench outside the facility, tied with a huge red bow, was officially dedicated to the memory of Peter Quenet, a long time resident of Belleville who died in 2017. The tribute to Mr. Quenet was instigated by members of the Belleville Rotary Club where he had 40 years of perfect attendance.
Belleville Library Director Mary Jo Suchy welcomed the public to the official dedication and urged residents to use the media center where several computer stations are available for use. The bench is outside the front door of the facility, which is located at 23465 Sumpter Road, directly across the street from Sumpter Township Hall, and includes a small brass plaque. Members of Mr. Quenet's family, including his wife of 21 years, Debbie Juchartz, were present for the dedication.
The bench, along with the installation and ongoing maintenance, was funded by the Belleville Rotary Club as a tribute to Mr. Quenet's service and dedication to the community. The Sumpter branch of the library features internet, wireless, printing, scanning, copying and faxing. but no book collection is on site.