1924 – 2014
Putnam – Vivian F. (Catella) Benoit, 90, of School St, died Monday, June 9, 2014, in Westview Health Care. She was the loving wife of the late George B. Benoit. Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alessandro and Francesca (Broggini) Catella.
On May 10, 1947, in Milford, Massachusetts she was united in marriage to George B. Benoit who died on June 17, 2004.
Mrs. Benoit enjoyed reading the local newspapers, word puzzles, and summering with her family at Killdeer Island in Webster, MA. She was an accomplished hand stitcher and a communicant at St. Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam.
Vivian was employed as a secretary at the Misco Springs Corporation prior to starting her family and becoming a homemaker.
Vivian is survived by a daughter Jeanne Marie Benoit of Putnam, her black and white cat Whiskers, and several cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers F. Lawrence Catella and Dario Bottiggi and a sister Thelma Catella.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Vivian’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the charity of one’s choice. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.