WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Alfred P. “Tony” Benoit, 55, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, in his home after a long illness.
He leaves his fiancé, Christine Buxton; his three daughters, Nichole Gilman of Webster, Kacey Benoit and her fiancé Mike Henning of Webster and Carly Benoit of Millbury; his two stepdaughters, Amanda Saling and her husband Gabriel of Florida and Caitlin Ianniccheri and her husband Nick of Florida; his four brothers, Francis Benoit, Jr. and his fiancé Layne Gobinski of Florida, Jeffrey Benoit and his husband Christopher Grigaitis of Southbridge; Todd Benoit of Southbridge and Brian Benoit and his fiancé April Nale of Southbridge; his sister, Penny LaBarge and her husband Russell of Southbridge; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Mark Benoit. He was born in Southbridge the son of Francis A. and Kathleen M. (Trifone) Benoit.
Tony worked in construction for various companies for most of his life. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing cards. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Lil’ Bit.
A graveside service for Tony and his brother, Mark will be held on Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m. in the West Ridge Cemetery, Main St., Charlton. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
The Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, is directing arrangements.