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Andrew Clifton Benoit, 94, a native and resident of Thibodaux, died Monday, May 7, 2012.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Thibodaux Funeral Home and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Thursday at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Thibodaux. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
He is survived by seven children, Judith Benoit of Texas, Edgar Benoit of Schriever and wife, Debbie, Ransdell Benoit of Labadieville, June Benoit of Thibodaux, Jerome Benoit of Thibodaux and fiancee, Dian, Mitchell Benoit of Thibodaux and wife, Melodia, Pamela B. Dominique of Houma and husband, Robert; niece, Sheila P. Gilbert of Thibodaux and husband, Michael; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Baudoin Benoit; his parents, Joseph Felicien Benoit and Marie Felicia Trosclair Benoit; seven brothers, Henry, John, Gaston, Paul, Alfred, Ray and Sidney Benoit; and two sisters, Bertha Guillot and Odette LeBlanc.
Andrew was born March 1, 1918 in Thibodaux. He was a carpenter by trade. Also he was a parishioner and usher of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1114. He was also a member of South Thibodaux Fire Company, and Woodmen of the World.
Andrew served in the Army in World War II and was a prisoner of war for nine months. While in the army he received several medals and distinguished awards. He is a lifetime member of the V.F.W Post 5097, Disabled American Veterans-Vietnam Post, Chapter Bayou 9, and South Louisiana Chapter American Ex-Prisoner of War. He was also a member of The American Legion, F. Lefort Post 11.
Andrew loved the outdoors and fishing at his camp in Pointe-aux-Chenes, especially with his fishing partner, Laurent Cormier.
He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and many dear friends.
Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from May 8 to May 9, 2012