Sun. May 21st, 2023

Southbridge…Pauline Y. “Pipine” Benoit, 96, died Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Webster Manor after a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Southbridge, born February 13, 1927, daughter of Aime and Maria Clarinda (Lamothe) Benoit. Pauline was a member of Notre Dame Church (St. John Paul II Parish) and a longtime member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan of Sacred Heart Church, working the flea market for many years, and was a member of the Children of Mary Society (now Ladies of St. Anne Sodality). 

She retired from the American Optical Company in August 1984, where she worked for nearly 42 years.  She worked in the polishing department and later as an inspector.

Pauline is survived by her 2 sisters Therese Commito of Charlton, and Annette Proulx of Sturbridge. She was a much loved aunt to her many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother Raymond W. Benoit, 2 sisters Jeannine Jesky and Lorette DiTomasso, and her longtime companion Wilrose Tremblay of Spencer.

Pauline’s funeral will be held on Thursday, May 25th, from Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at Notre Dame Church, 446 Main Street, Southbridge.  Burial will follow at Old Notre Dame Cemetery, Charlton Street, Southbridge.  A calling hour at the funeral home prior to the Mass will be from 9:30-10:30AM.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Paul II Parish (Notre Dame Church) 279 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA 01550.

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