WESTMINSTER – Thelma J. “Sissy” (Blake) Benoit, 88, of 21 Miles Avenue, died peacefully in her residence, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, with her family at her side.
She was born in Chester, VT on September 16, 1932, daughter of the late Clifford and Alvina (Brooks) Blake. She grew up in Winchendon and had lived in Westminster since 1958.
Sissy worked at one time at New Hampshire Ball Bearing and sold Avon Products for several years. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and attending family and sporting events of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her husband of 69 years, Richard D. Benoit, died on July 25, 2021. She leaves three children, Deborah Aubin of Winchendon, Robert Benoit of Westminster and Shaun Benoit of San Diego, CA.; two grandchildren, Stacey Aubin of Winchendon and Sherri Carpenter of TX; two great grandchildren, Izaria Alcantara and Izayah Alcantara; two sisters, Norma Anderson and husband Ray of Athol and Gloria Kelley of Gardner and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Richard Blake, Donald Blake, Clifford Blake, Kenneth Blake, Frederick Blake, Beverly Campbell, Shirley Croteau, Lorraine Chadwick and Elizabeth LaPointe.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.