|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1908|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2002|
ALMA CURTIN BENOIT
ENOSBURG FALLS -- Alma Curtin Benoit, age 93, widow of Elzear Benoit, passed on to a better place Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2002, at the Holiday House Nursing Home in St. Albans.
She was born in Enosburg Falls, Dec. 31, 1908, the daughter of the late William and Julia (Duso) Curtin.
She was a life long resident of Enosburg Falls. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies of St. Ann. She graduated from UVM Normal School in 1930 with a degree in teaching. She taught second grade at Enosburg Elementary School for 39 years, retiring in 1970. Alma will be remembered for her tireless dedication, her interesting classroom environment, her quiet but firm discipline. She was a proud member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society where she was able to meet and socialize with other teachers.
Her camp at Lake Carmi brought her many joyful experiences. She never tired of watching the lake or the beautiful sunsets there, and captured many beautiful scenes on film. She was an avid bird watcher, and could often be found surveying the bird feeders at camp or from the kitchen window. Her love of animals provided a long succession of dogs and cats with a life of luxury. They were pampered beyond imagination.
She was very dedicated to her family and friends and took great enjoyment from babysitting her grandchildren. She often said that her reason for retiring from teaching was to become a full time babysitter.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Simmons and her husband Scott of Essex Jct.; her grandchildren, Julie Rand of Richmond, and Catherine Sage and her husband Andrew of Langdon, N.H.; five great-grandchildren, Molly, Jake and Gabe Rand, and Hannah and Ian Sage; one brother, William Curtin of Enosburg Falls; a stepdaughter, Kerneth Gardner of Colchester; seven step-grandchildren, Phyllis, Bradley, Paula, Cathy, Paula, Gail and Karen, and their families; several nieces and nephews. She is now at rest with her husband, Elzear, who predeceased her in 1955. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Irene Barter and Molly Murray; a stepdaughter, Jean Cotter; two step-grandchildren, Marie (Cotter) French and Becky Gardner.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Gerard Leclerc celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on 96 Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Enosburgh Public Library for the purchase of children's books, P.O. Box 206, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450
(bio by: mdemag)
William Edward Curtin (1877 - 1930)
Julia Sarah Duso Curtin (1884 - 1981)
Elzear Floyd Benoit (1899 - 1955)
Alma L M Curtin Benoit (1908 - 2002)
Irene Elizabeth Curtin Barter (1911 - 1975)*
Saint John the Baptist Cemetery (New)
Maintained by: Matthew McCaffrey
Originally Created by: Frank McCaffrey
Record added: Dec 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17030014