1935 – 2013
Dayville – Dorothy Mae (Long) Benoit, 78, of North Road, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the Villa Maria Nursing & Rehabilitation Community. She was the loving wife of the late Henry Benoit. Born in Hebron, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice (Strickland) Long.
Mrs. Benoit enjoyed making a home for her family and spending time with them. She also enjoyed gardening and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of the former Irish Club of Putnam, and the Amvets Ladies Auxiliary. Whether it was family, friends, or neighbors, Dorothy always left the door open for all to visit. The family requests that anyone who spent time with Dorothy and experienced her kindness, to take a moment and remember her with a smile and pay forward random acts of kindness.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Darlene Barber and her husband Sonny of Dayville, and Danielle Ennis and her husband Chuck of Dayville; her brothers, Clayton Long of Plainfield, and Herbert Long of Putnam; her sisters, Alice Mailloux of Plainfield, Martha Kemp of Woodstock, and Clara Sylvia of Dayville; her grandchildren, Chad, Susan, Trevis, Stacey, Jason, Brandey, Courtney, and Brandon; and her great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kali, Amber, Shealyn, Anthony, Stephen, Ricky, Logan, Cooper, and Sydney. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Benoit in 1979 and two siblings.
A Graveside Service for Dorothy will begin at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in WestThompsonCemetery, 275 Riverside Drive, Thompson, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the Senior Resource Agency on Aging, 19 Ohio Ave. Norwich, CT 06360. Funeral arrangements are entrusted in the Gilman Funeral Home. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.