Eddie Joseph Benoit, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 85. He was a graduate of Holy Cross High School and a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1953 – 1961. He was an employee of Southeastern Motor Freight for 40 years and a devoted parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church for 58 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margie Melancon Benoit; six children: Eddie Benoit, Jr., Keith Benoit, Joy Mouledous (Scott), Stephen Benoit (Maria), Gay Garafola (Pete) and Chris Benoit (Jennifer) and 15 grandchildren: Angelle, Kati, Keith Jr., Scott Jr., Paul, Stephanie, Danny, Ryan, Amy, Catherine, Matthew, Adam, Madison, Amanda and Mallory. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley B. LeBlanc and Joyce Benoit; a brother, Hector Benoit, Jr. and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Benoit; a granddaughter; Anna Grace; his parents, Hector Allen Benoit, Sr. and Mariette Gaubert in addition to two brothers, Roger Benoit and Roland Benoit. Eddie treasured spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed at family functions and on trips he enjoyed with family and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend services on Friday, May 22, 2020 at St. Rita Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, LA 70123. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Rita Catholic Church.
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