• Lucienne M. Benoit
    September 27,2013

    Lucienne M. Benoit

    Lucienne M. Benoit

    BARRE CITY — Lucienne M. Benoit, 98, formerly of Brook Street, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.

    Born in Websterville, Vt., on Dec. 29, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Damase and Albertine (Groleau) Martineau. Lucienne attended Holy Ghost Convent in Graniteville, and St. Michael’s High School in Montpelier.

    After her schooling she helped her parents in the operation of their boarding house.

    In 1939, she married Adelard Benoit in St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville.

    After their marriage, they made their home in Orange, Vt., where they owned and operated a dairy farm. In 1951, they moved to Barre City where they made their home and raised their family. Lucienne was predeceased by her husband in 1963.

    In 1963, Lucienne was employed at National Life Insurance Co. in the cafeteria department, and later was the manager of the cafeteria department at St. Monica Catholic School in Barre, until her retirement. She was also a caregiver for the elderly, for many years.

    Her memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, where she served as Eucharistic Minister for many years; Ladies of St. Anne Society, where she served as president; and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Monica #1181.

    Lucienne enjoyed spending precious time with her family and friends.

    Survivors include seven children: Adelard Benoit and his wife, Judy of East Barre; Jeanne Hefner and her husband, William of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Robert Benoit and his wife, Rita of Barre Town; John Benoit and his wife, Barbara of So. Burlington, Vt.; Raymond Benoit and his wife, Valerie of Fairfax, Vt.; Francis Benoit and his wife, Laura of Burlington, Vt.; and Edmond Benoit and his wife, Jane of South Barre, Vt. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Albert Martineau of St. Petersburg, Fla. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Colleen Kelley of Barre; she was a very special friend to Lucienne.

    She was predeceased by two brothers, Edgide Martineau and Eugene Martineau, and one infant sister, Annette Martineau.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at noon in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre, on Friday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Extra parking is available in St. Monica’s parking lot.

    Burial will follow the Mass at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Lower Websterville, Vt.

    Contributions, in Lucienne’s memory, may be made to St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer St., Barre, VT 05641.

    Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.

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