Newman Benoit Sr.
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Newman J. Benoit Sr., 90, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Labadieville, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to funeral time Tuesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Labadievielle. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Newman J. "Bubby" Benoit Jr., Patrick Benoit and Barry Benoit; his daughters, Aline Benoit, Ethel Griffin, Alice Blanchard, Barbara Champagne and Brenda Delaune; his sister, Rose Guidry; and 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evella T. Benoit; his parents, Roselues and Judith Diez Benoi; and two grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.
He served in World War II, where he received the purple heart, two bronze medals, a good conduct medal, and several others.
Landry's Funeral Home of Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2011