July 13, 2013
Obituaries » BERNARD V. BENOIT, SR.
BENOIT, BERNARD V. SR., 71, of Orange, passed away unexpectedly on August 10, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Born in St. Johnsbury on July 13, 1942, he was the son of the late Leonel and Germaine (Ladry) Benoit. He was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy. After his schooling he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. When he returned to Vermont he was employed in construction work. On Sept. 4, 1965, he married Claire O’Connor in Waterbury, Conn. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Vermont where they made their home and raised their four children. He will be sadly missed by his K-9 companion, Lizzy. Survivors include his wife of 48 years of marriage, Claire Benoit, of Orange, and their four children: Bernard Benoit Jr. and wife, Darci, of Swanton; Edward Benoit and wife, Nancy, of Barre; Lisa Woodworth and husband, Donald, of Orange; and Leonel Benoit, of Williamstown; as well as nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Leo Paul Benoit, of Panama City, Fla., Richard Benoit, of Lyndonville, and Victor Benoit, of Danville; two sisters, Marie Laprade, of Barre, and Suzanne Bartlett, of Sheffield; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Maurice Benoit.