WESTMINSTER – Richard D. Benoit, 89, of 21 Miles Avenue, died peacefully Sunday morning, July 25, 2021 in Life Care Center of Leominster.
He was born in Gardner on April 30, 1932, son of the late Dolor and Priscilla (Kennedy) Benoit and grew up in Gardner. He was a resident of Westminster since 1958.
Richard worked in various paper mills in Fitchburg for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed western television shows and movies and shooting his guns. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
He leaves his wife of 69 years, Thelma (Blake) Benoit; three children, Deborah Aubin of Winchendon, Robert Benoit of Westminster and Shawn Benoit of San Diego, CA; two grandchildren, Stacey Aubin of Winchendon and Sherri Carpenter of TX and two great grandchildren, Izaria Alcantara and Izayah Alcantara. He was predeceased by a brother, Dolor Benoit Jr.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.