Roland Joseph Benoit passed away at his home on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of 60 years to Joan Aucoin Benoit. Loving father of Gary Benoit, Wayne Benoit, Lynette Hayes, Charlotte Vigier, Roland "Bubba" Benoit, Jr. and Anne Benoit. Father-in-law of Dawn Benoit and Jim Hayes. Devoted grandfather "PePaw" of Jacques Benoit, Mignon Brown (Russ), Amélie Zeringue (Matthew), Jessica Pecot (Damon), Ashlee Smith (Stan), Melissa Speights (Lance), Hillary Vigier (Kyle Meariman), Natalie Hayes (Cody LaBorde), and Jena Carr. Great grandfather "PePaw" of Bailey, Riley, Bijou, Aubrey, Gracie, Sebastien, Claire and Hayesleigh. Brother of Shirley LeBlanc, Joyce Benoit, Eddie Benoit, Sr., Hector Benoit, Jr., and the late Roger Benoit, Sr. Brother-in-law of Deanna Maher, Margie Benoit and Pat Benoit. Son of the late Hector Allen and Marietta Gaubert Benoit. Uncle and great uncle to an abundance of nieces and nephews. Roland was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 397, VFW Post 3267, Forty and Eight, Silver Trotters and the DD Coffee Club. He was an usher at St. Rita Catholic Church. Roland belonged to the Harahan Senior Center and delivered lunches to the home bound. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation and Funeral Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass in the church at 11:00. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Masses are preferred. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Dec. 24 to Dec. 28, 2013