William “Bill” A. Benoit, Jr.
William “Bill” A. Benoit, Jr., 73 years old of Seekonk and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, May 21, 2021. Born in Pawtucket, Bill was predeceased by his parents, William A., Sr. and Adele Marie (Dulieu) Benoit and his brother, Michael J. Benoit.
Bill was a registered nurse for thirty-five years at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, working in the ICU, CCU, and medical/surgical units. He was also a family practice nurse with Doctors James and Kelly Hoye in Dighton, Massachusetts for fifteen years.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Jo Ann F. (Charrette) Benoit of forty-five years, their three sons, William A. Benoit, III of Chatham, MA, Jonathan R. Benoit and his wife, Vanessa, of Mobile, AL, and Joshua M. Benoit and his wife, Erica, of Rochester, MA; daughter-in-law, Michelle Benoit of Chatham, MA; five cherished grandchildren, Sarah, William, IV, Paolina, Liam and Madison. His family was his driving force to teach empathy, selflessness, and compassion. Bill led by example and treated everyone like they were his own family. He truly lived the Golden Rule – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Bill was passionate about family and traditions, scouting, birds, coins, and stamps. He especially loved the magic of Disney and being there with his family. Bill will be lovingly remembered by all whose lives he touched over the past seventy-three years.
Bill’s funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Interment will follow in the family plot at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket. VISITATION will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to either HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or Scouting BSA, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015 would be appreciated. www.TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com