Stephen was born September 13, 1951 in Burlington, the son of the late Marcel and Theresa Carpenter Benoit. He served his country with the US Air Force. An avid sports fan, he loved following the Red Sox, Bruins, Giants and Celtics. He also enjoyed music, hunting and fishing.
He married the former Barbara Lussier LaDuke in 1992 who survives him. He also leaves his children; Skeeter of Burlington, Jessica Martin and her husband, Randy of Georgia, Angela Benoit and fiancé, Dan of Winooski, Heidi Benoit of Winooski, Sara Owen and her husband, Rick of Milton and Adam LaDuke of Milton as well as two grandchildren; Wyatt Martin and Faith Owen. He leaves his sister; Linda Huard and her husband, John of Burlington and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Benoit, his nephew, Phillip and his mother in law, Irene Kelly.
Stephen’s family would like to thank the Milton Police Department and Milton Rescue Squad as well as the caring staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center, the VA and Birchwood Terrace for the care given to him as well as his family during his illness.
Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from Noon until 2 PM in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home with Fr. John Feltz officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Milton Rescue Squad, 43 Bombardier Road, Milton, VT 05468