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Leo A. Benoit Jr., 80

ADAMS, Mass. — Leo Arthur Benoit Jr., 80, of Adams, Mass., died on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center. 

He was born in North Adams, Mass., on October 3, 1937 a son of the late Leo Arthur Benoit and Elizabeth (Gifford) Benoit Alderman. Leo attended schools in North Adams. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War. He was last employed by W.R. Grace where he worked for 25 years, until his retirement. He also worked at Wall-Streeter Shoe Co.

Leo was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in North Adams. He was also a longtime member of the former Adams Hound and Hunt Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Martha Ruth (Tankersley) Benoit, whom he married on April 5, 1957. He also leaves two daughters, Connie Tifft of Clarksburg and Christel Massaconi of Cheshire; three sons, Leo A. Benoit III and Randall Benoit, both of North Adams, and Kenneth Benoit of Clarksburg; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rachel Dupre of Williamstown; as well as nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Gouger; and his brother, Orville Benoit.

Funeral notice: At his request there will be no funeral services. Donations in his memory can be made to the Adams Outdoorsmen for Youth in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.


Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Dad, I think of you often & miss you dearly. I think of the special times you & I shared from when I was a little girl to a grown woman. You taught me a lot and made me the lady I am today. You fought as long as you were able to. No more pain dad. Rest peacefully. You now have Leo by your side. Look down upon us and keep us safe. I love you Dad.
from: Christelon: 03-13-2018

Sending our deepest condolences. Keeping his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.
from: Pat and Heather Boulgeron: 02-10-2018

So SORRY FOR THE LOST OF ONE OF MY CLOSEST friends We had many good times hunting together over the last plus 50 years. Will sadly be missed
from: John Demarsicoon: 02-10-2018

Jiminy Peak sends all of our condolences to Melissa and her family for the loss of her Uncle Leo.
from: Jiminy Peakon: 02-09-2018

Ken and Family, We Are So Sorry For Your Loss. Thinking Of You
from: DONNA RACETTEon: 02-09-2018

So sorry to read about uncle Leo.my heart go out to you all.Leslie Durocher
from: on: 02-08-2018

So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. It is never an easy part of life and know that my Love and Prayers are with all of you.
from: Elaine (bushika) Cannon: 02-08-2018

I'm sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to your family.
from: Linda Carlowon: 02-08-2018

Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family .Leo will always be remembered right from before I even had a drivers lic him dragging me up the mountain with the gang and telling me to stay put on a deer stand to the last time he paid me a visit in the shop. He always had great pride in filling me in on how you guys were doing ...he was one proud dad I can tell you that much. I will miss him.
from: Dan Peckon: 02-08-2018

Martha and family: From Wall-Streeter to hunting, fishing, bowling, Leo was a trusted friend. Even though I lost track of him in latter years I always remembered the good times he and I shared. My prayers are with you.
Ed and Joan Morandi
from: Ed Morandion: 02-08-2018

Leo and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts are with you at this time.
from: Terry Saunders-Boucheron: 02-08-2018

Christel, Connie & family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, my sincere condolences to you both and the rest of your family. May he RIP.
from: Kris Ziebaon: 02-08-2018

Ken and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
from: Gary and Mary Ellen Blanchetteon: 02-08-2018

Ken, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Thoughts are with you.
from: Peter & Lorraine Choquetteon: 02-08-2018

Martha, Randy and the rest, Sorry to hear about Leo. I have many great memories growing up and learning to hunt and just spending time with Leo and the whole family. My thoughts and prayers for Leo and to the whole family. Hope to catch up with you all sometime.
from: Tom Bruleon: 02-07-2018

Uncle Leo gave the best bear hugs !! Now him and my Dad can swap deer stories again all my love
from: Jamie Field on: 02-07-2018

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