Edward R. Benoit, Sr.
1937 ∼ 2017
Benoit Sr., Edward R. of Bridgewater, passed away peacefully July 14, 2017 at Royal Nursing Home in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Born on November 11, 1937. Edward graduated from East Bridgewater High School in 1956 where he was active in basketball, baseball, and a member of the band. He married his high school sweetheart on Oct. 31, 1959. He attended Bridgewater State College and worked for Proctor and Gamble for over thirty-five years. When his four children were young, he coached soccer and little league. A former member and past president of the Bridgewater Lions Club. A kind and generous spirit, he enjoyed his early retirement years traveling with his wife and family to Aruba and other locations. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and was fondly remembered by all as, “Papa.” Ed never met a stranger, he talked with everyone and made friends very easy.
Beloved husband of 58 years to Marie F. (Copeland) Benoit of Bridgewater. Son of the late Alexis Roland and Ella (Lauzon) Benoit. Loving father of Alicia Corbett and her husband Patrick of Bridgewater, Michelle Benoit of Cotuit, Noelle Armstrong and her husband John of Bridgewater, and Edward Benoit Jr. of AZ. Brother of Richard Benoit and his wife Marilyn of NV, Sheila Vallancourt and her husband Lawrence of NY, Louis Benoit and his wife Ruth of GA, and the late Roland Benoit of Florida. Dear grandfather of Rachael Corbett, Madisen and Jack Armstrong. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
All are cordially invited to a visitation period on Wed. July 19th from 4-7pm at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. Bridgewater. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Thurs. July 20th at 11:00am followed by a burial.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or click here