July 25, 2017


Wallace P. “Wally” Benoit, 80, of Williston, passed on to be with the Lord, with his wife and family by his side, on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Wally was born in Burlington on Oct. 11, 1933, the son of Sylvester “Sonny” and Mabel (Bergeron) Benoit. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1952, and served his country for the United States Army. Wallace worked as a Class A Tool-maker at General Electric in Burlington for 35 years, retiring in 1988. During retirement he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He grew grapes and made excellent wine and beer. Wally is survived by his wife of 59 years, Michaelena (DePaul) Benoit; their children, daughter-in-law, Deborah, wife of Peter, and their children, Shara and husband, Eugene Messier, Mariah and Phillip Benoit; Paula Fitzgerald and husband, John, and their children, Jacob Fitzgerald and wife, Grace, and Ryan and Emily Fitzgerald; and Scott Benoit and wife, Mary, and their children, Vincent and Weston; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Lyric and Eloise; brothers, William Benoit and wife, Ruth, and Douglas Benoit; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Peter Benoit; and sister-in-law, Marie Benoit. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A graveside memorial service was held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Park Cemetery on Hinesburg Road in South Burlington. Online condolences can be shared with the family atwww.lavignefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the ALS Association, Northern NE Chapter, 110 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301; or to Williston Rescue, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT 05495.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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