MADELEINE E. BENOIT

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MADELEINE E. BENOIT - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Madeleine E. Benoit, 91, of South Burlington, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Pillsbury Manor South, surrounded by her family. She was born in Burlington on Nov. 7, 1922 the daughter of the late Albert and Bernadette (Bishop) Millette. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1941. She was married to William C. Benoit in St. Anthony's Church on April 26, 1947; he predeceased her on June 5, 2008. Madeleine worked 33 years for JCPenney as a buyer, salesperson, and manager. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed gambling and trips to the casino. She was a very religious person; her Catholic faith was an important part of her life, and she was a longtime member of St. John Vianney Parish. Most of all, she loved time spent with her family and friends. Madeleine is survived by her children, Cheryl Victory, Pamela Foley and husband, William, of South Burlington, and W. Michael Benoit and wife, Rita, of Bradenton, Fla.; her "adopted daughter", Susan Victory of South Burlington; grandchildren, Tara Francis (Matt Hewitt) of Guilderland, N.Y., G. Joseph Victory (Sara) of Winooski, and Georgetta Lane of Bradenton, Fla.; her great-grandchildren, Alexander, Ashleigh, Jackson, Eligha, and Enola; her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Florida; her brothers, Richard Millette, and Francis Millette and wife, Lee; her sisters, Rita Forman, and Barbara Jameson; a brother-in-law, Raymond Benway; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was also survived by her very close friends, Richard and Judith Davis. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Gary Victory; and sister, Shirley Ackerman. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at 12 p.m. in St. John Vianney Church, South Burlington, with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Madeleine's memory may be made to the Pillsbury Manor South Memorial Bench Fund, 20 Harbor View Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 26, 2014
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