Whitinsville- Richard G. “Dick” Benoit Sr., 75, passed away Tues. Sept. 14, 2021 peacefully at home. He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Sylvia Beaumont.
He is also survived by his sons; Richard Benoit Jr. and his companion Paul Murphy of Smithfield, RI, and Brian Benoit and his wife Michelle of Whitinsville; 2 grandchildren, Alex Benoit of Texas and Leah Benoit of Whitinsville; Sylvia’s sons, Christopher Beaumont of Fredericksburg, VA and Jeffrey Beaumont of Whitinsville; 3 special young ladies, Cassaundra, Madison, and Kelsey; his sister, Patricia Williams of Whitinsville and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his 4 brothers, Walter Benoit Jr., Robert Benoit, Donald Benoit, and Francis Benoit.
Born on August 28, 1946 in Whitinsville, Dick was the son of Walter J. Sr. and Grace M. (Hurney) Benoit and was raised in Uxbridge and lived in Whitinsville many years. A graduate of North High School in Worcester he went on work as a full-time Firefighter and EMT for the Northbridge Fire Department for 12 years. He later worked at Beaumont Nursing Home in maintenance 12 years and finally at Alternatives Unlimited until his retirement in 2011. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, serving aboard the USS Energy.
Dick was clever, funny, and never lost his sense of humor despite his illness. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, and splitting wood to keep his home warm and comfortable. He liked to be active, going to the gym, and spend time outdoors. He truly loved everyone in his life and wanted the best for them. He was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed.
His Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Thurs. Sept. 23 at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Granite St., Uxbridge. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to: The Northbridge Fire Dept., 193 Main St. Whitinsville, MA 01588. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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