Orise B. Benoit
WOONSOCKET- Orise B. "Blanche" Benoit 92, formerly of East School St. died Tuesday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Benoit Sr.
Born in the Olneyville section of Providence, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Louise (Ducharme) Pero.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life, then moved to Florida for eighteen years, returning to Woonsocket in 1998. Mrs. Benoit was a cook for the St. Cloud Education Department in Florida for several years before retiring in 1982. She previously had worked for the former US Rubber Co. and Manville Jenckes. Blanche loved crafting, especially plastic canvas and knitting, she was an avid bingo player and a member of the Golden Hearts Club.
She is survived by three sons, Arthur F. Benoit Jr. of Woonsocket, David A. Benoit of Frostproof, FL, and Lionel N. Benoit of Orlando, FL; a brother Henry Pero of Woonsocket; a sister Alma Bulwa of Woonsocket, ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was also the sister of the late Phillippe, Edgar, Louis, Joseph and Anthony Pero.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral, 99 Cumberland St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph's Church, Mendon Rd., Woonsocket. Burial will be held in Resurrection Cemetery in Cumberland. Visiting hours are Friday 4-7 PM. Please visit www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook and directions.
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