Robert 'Bob' John Benoit, 80, of Madison, and formerly of Hamden, passed away on June 22, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on February 21, 1933 to the late Regis H. Benoit and Helen McCue Benoit. Bob will be remembered by his loving wife, Ty Elwell; daughters, Patrice Benoit Franco and her husband Brian of Barrington, RI, Michele Benoit Koski and her husband Brian of Cheshire; grandchildren, Siobhan and Brenna Franco of Barrington, RI, Jonathan and Georgia Koski of Cheshire; brother, Regis H. Benoit, Jr. of Hamden; former wife, Elaine Ekblade Benoit of Hamden; and step-sister Deidra Benoit of Long Island, NY. He was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara Lynn Benoit. Robert graduated from Hamden High School in 1951 and was employed at SNET as a Business Systems Specialist and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was an active participant for many years in the TELSO Softball League, and became league commissioner when he could no longer play. Robert very much loved to spend time with his pets, especially his dogs, Kari and Kasey. He was an avid gardener, who enjoyed painting, working on his house, spending time outside in his yard, and participating in and watching sports. The family would like to thank the staff of Guilford House and Yale New Haven Hospital's MICU for their compassion and kindness. Friends are invited to visit with Robert's family on Sunday, June 30th at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, from 3 to 6:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Contributions in Robert's memory may be sent to Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Town of Branford, 749 East Main St, Branford, CT 06405 or www.branfordanimalshelter.org.

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  1. As this time of departure brings sadness, there is also the assurance and joy of reunion in eternal life for Bob, and all of us who will join him someday. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, especially Regis Jr. and Deidra who will most likely be the ones to remember me. Blessings of Peace, Mary (Riccio) Russo–Joyce (Benoit) Riccio’s daughter.

  2. Dear Patrice and all the Benoit Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I would like to offer you my family’s sincerest condolences.

  3. Dear Ty, and all the Benoit family I was sorry to hear about your loss. it’s been many years since we worked at the phone company, but Bob was always a special person. Margie Couture

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Bob at many happy family get togethers. My Dad, Walter Bergstrand enjoyed having lunch together with Bob and his brother-in-law Regis. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Tracey Bergstrand and Family

  5. I have so many fond memories of Benny.He is a strong and forgiving man who taught me alot about life … I can still hear his laugh! I know he is in a good place now I am Blessed he was in my life . My deepest sympathy to all of Bob’s family ….

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