Maurice F. Benoit,
94, of North Smithfield, formerly of Cumberland, died Sunday at St. Antoine Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Beatrice T.(Guindon) Benoit. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Albert and Laura (Dumaine) Benoit.
Mr. Benoit was a self-employed owner of a Maintenance business for over 35 years. He was a World War II veteran having served with the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Benoit was an avid golfer and in his younger years had been a boxer.
His daughter Lucille C. Gince of Cumberland; his son Ronald R. Benoit of Pawtucket; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews survive him.
He was the brother of the late George Benoit, Leo Benoit, Emile Benoit, Adelard Benoit and Alice Heroux.
His funeral will be held on Monday, November 5th at 8:30 am from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial of cremains with military honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Calling hours are from 8:30 to 9:15 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Maurice's memory to St. Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue, North Smithfield, RI 02896 would be appreciated.
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