Marie E. Benoit, 79 of North Ferrisburgh, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Porter Helen Healthcare & Rehab Center in Middlebury, with her loved ones at her side.
Marie was born August 30, 1939 in New Haven, VT. She was the daughter of Leroy and Rachel (Garrapy) Gordon. Marie graduated from Shelburne High School in 1958, she then joined the US Air Force where she was an Air Traffic controller through 1961. After returning home she became a Woodworker, making furniture and household items throughout her life. She married her husband Ernest Benoit of 54 years, on January 9, 1965. The couple moved home to the family farm in N. Ferrisburgh in 1969 where they still resided. Marie loved to work in her flower and vegetable gardens, read a good romance novel, paint ceramics, go camping with the family and watch Disney movies with her grandchildren. She was a great cook, but her greatest passion was her family! Marie spent her life dedicating hers, to her loved ones.
Marie is survived by her husband Ernest L. Benoit of N. Ferrisburgh, her children Dennis J. Benoit and partner Peggy of Addison, Shawn Benoit and partner Gina of Milton, Tina (Benoit) Lothian and husband David of Franklin, her Grandchildren, Maria Benoit and partner Chris, Kristina Benoit, Dylan Lothian and wife Erin, Caleb Lothian, Logan Benoit, and her great-grandsons Collin and Cyrus Clair. Her sister Cynthia and husband Robert Patti, of Colchester, sister Elaine Marrow of Vergennes, sister Linda Fuller and husband John of Mosinee, WI, brother Roger Gordon and wife Cheryl of Brandon, Sister in-law Joanne Gordon of South Hero, Sister in-law Jeannette Lucier and husband John of N. Ferrisburgh, her life-long friend and adopted sister Kay Orvis of Lincoln. Marie had many special nieces and nephews along with her very special caretaker Karen Pelkey. Marie was predeceased by her parents Leroy and Rachel Gordon, brother William Gordon, along with many amazing in-laws and her very special Grandson Derick Leroy Benoit.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be held on Friday, March 15th from 5-7 pm, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 pm at the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. In Lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to: The Derick Leroy Benoit Scholarship Fund, at VUHS – Attn: Lee Shorey, 50 Monkton Rd., Vergennes, VT 05491.