1920 – 2017
Putnam – Gladys E. (Hoffman) Benoit, 96, of Sabin St., died Thursday March 16, 2017 at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Raynie J. Benoit. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Elita (Dubois) Hoffman.
On May 29, 1939, in Putnam Gladys was united in marriage to Raynie J. Benoit who died in 1970.
Mrs. Benoit worked for over twenty five years as an inspector at American Optical in Southbridge retiring in 1981.
She was a member of the American Optical Twenty-five Century Club and a communicant of St. Stephen Church in Quinebaug.
Gladys is survived by three sons Donald J. Benoit and his wife Carol of Putnam, Douglas R. Benoit and his wife Claire of Dresden, ME, and Stephen F. Benoit and his wife Nancy of Quinebaug; a brother William Hall, Esq. of Coventry; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Joyce L. Leclerc and three grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Gladys on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 10:00a.m. in St. Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Rd., Quinebaug, CT. Burial to follow in West Thompson Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.