Leslie B. Benoit of Lowell, MA

 

5870-benoit-old-2 5870-benoit-youngLeslie B.  Benoit, 94, of Lowell, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at the Town & Country Nursing Home in Lowell.

He was married to Dorothy G. Benoit with whom he celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on April 22, 2016.

Born in Lowell he was the son of the late Medric and Clarine Benoit. He graduated Lowell High School with the class of 1941.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Saratoga in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Leslie retired in 1992 from the Greater Lowell Vocational High School. He had previously worked in the shipping and receiving department for the Educator Biscuit Company of Lowell.

He was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church.

Leslie was an avid bowler and a member of the Riato Bowling League, the Chelmsford ELKS and the Chelmsford Senior Center. He was a loyal fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots.  He also loved Nascar, swimming and fishing.

He was a good man who worked hard and lived a good life. He loved his wife, family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Ronald and his wife, Irene Benoit of Lowell; daughter, Gail and her husband, Michael Curran of Chelmsford; three grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife, Tracey Benoit, Michael and his wife, Jamie Curran and Devin Curran and her companion, Keith Bomal; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and several close family friends.

He was the brother of the late Waldo and Lloyd Benoit, Margaret Bakke, Althea Andrews, Vivian Welden, and Evelyn Holland.

. Visiting hours Wed. 3 to 7P.M. Funeral Thursday at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10A.M. at St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospital, Donations Dept., 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Visitation

September 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

September 15, 2016
10:00 AM Mass
St. Margaret Church, Lowell
  1. TED LYNCH says:

    I’m so sorry that I missed this obituary. Les was one of the finest men that I ever worked with. My condolences to his family.

    Ted Lynch, GLTHS

  2. Retired Chelmsford Firefighters says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one.

  3. Tom Leavitt says:

    Mrs. Benoit, Gail, Ronnie and family;

    My condolences to all of you, Mr. Benoit was a kind neighbor, a good friend to my family, he always had a smile and a friendly word to say. I have many wonderful memories growing up in our old highlands neighborhood with you guys and the other great neighbors, we were lucky kids they really were the good ol’ days and it was neighbors like your husband/dad that kept and made it that way. You are all in my prayers, Thank You and God bless you Mr. Benoit.

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