Rosa Mae Benoit, 83, of Orange, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orangefield on January 1, 1929, Rosa was the daughter of Wallace Arthur Benoit and Jeanne (Molaison) Benoit. She was an involved member and supporter of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She was also a Gray Lady at Orange Memorial Hospital. Rosa loved to sew, quilt, and spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Joseph Curtis Benny Benoit. Rosa is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Marsha Benoit of Orange; and daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and John David Broussard of Ruston, Louisiana. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Keith Benoit, Christopher Broussard and wife, Lori, Aimee Voss and husband, David, Brandy Gothreaux; great-grandchildren, Canah Benoit, Hunter Gothreaux, Aimee Grace Gothreaux, Jordon Davisson, Bay Berger, Alexandra Voss, Caitlin Voss; great great-granddaughter, Maddyn Benoit; brothers, Charles J. Benoit, Lovelace Joseph Blackie Benoit; and sister, Iva Dell James. The family would like to give a special thank you to Kristie and the staff at Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary School Foundation, 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, Texas, or Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 West Cherry Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 26, 2012