David Benoit Obituary

January 23, 2013

in News,Obituaries

READING — Services were held on Jan. 20 at the Temple Shir Shalom in Woodstock for David Benoit who passed away unexpectedly at his home in South Reading, on Jan. 17.
David was born on March 26, 1954 in Boston, Mass.
David loved to spend his time working on old cars, especially Volkswagens.
Always ready to entertain the group with a story or joke (No matter how inappropriate it may be), David had a passion for theater, good music and life.
He loved to travel with his wife and dreamed of cruising the canals and rivers of Europe. He instilled in his children his strong work ethic. He lived to make the lives of his family easier from buying them their first cars and towing them out of ditches, to household repairs and cooking for the family.
David is survived by his wife Rachel Benoit of 31 years; his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Kelly Benoit; daughter, Elisabeth Benoit; son, Sam Benoit; second daughters, Britt Hogstrom and Jennifer Avery; beloved granddaughter, Stella Lucy Benoit; his parents, Raymond and Gilda Benoit; brothers and sisters: Paul Benoit, Rita and Jack McCue, John and Nancy Benoit, Maritsa Benoit and Susan and Matthew Roswell. He also leaves behind his 18 nieces and nephews and countless other children who thought of him as dad.
He was predeceased by his younger brother Raymond Benoit.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YOH theater players in care of Woodstock Union High School or to the Haven in White River Junction.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont.
This obituary first appeared in the January 24, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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Steve Miller January 26, 2013 at 3:37 am

Rachel,I was so sad to learn of David’s unexpected death. I feel amazingly fortunate that I ran into You and David at the Alan Doyle concert just 1 week before. David looked great! Sam and Allie have known each other practically since inception and you are the first family I got to know when I moved to Reading those many years ago.
I loved stopping by your house to see you David and family Benoit ( Sam, Elizabeth and Matt).
David had a great sense of humor, was warm ,intelligent, completely without pretension, and just fun to be with. . It was always a better day if I ran into him. But most of all, beneath his dry and unique brand of humor, David was a gentleman. I will miss him. Please extend my sympathy to Matt, Elizabeth and Sam.

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