Obituary of Matthew Christopher Benoit
Matthew Christopher Benoit of Grass Valley, formerly of Sterling, Massachusetts and Woodside, California, died suddenly on Oct. 20, 2015. He was 55.
Matthew was born in Leominster, Masssachusetts, on Oct. 15, 1960, the son of Lee Benoit and Suzanne (Christie) Benoit and grew up in Sterling.
He graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1978 and attended Mass College of Pharmacy in Boston.
He fell in love with California on his first visit and resided much of his adult life in the Bay Area and in Nevada City.
Matthew married Torey (Landis) Benoit in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1989.
He worked in construction in the Bay Area and in Nevada County.
He loved to fly having learned from his father, Lee. Matthew loved being social and making friends.
He appreciated the outdoors and found Nevada City to be a perfect place to settle.
Matthew married Lynette Weiss in Nevada City in 2011.
He was blessed with many friends, but his greatest joy in life was his children and family.
Matthew is survived by his wife, Lynette-Weiss Benoit; son Christopher Benoit and daughter Danielle Benoit; mother Suzanne Medbery (Don) of Dover, New Hampshire; brothers Gregory Benoit (Yong) of Leominster, Massachusetts, Anthony Benoit (Renee) of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Jon Benoit of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; sister Christie Quijano (Miguel) of Virginia; stepdaughters, Cassondra, Brittany and Caitlin; stepson Ethan; and four grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Nov. 14 at St. Canice Catholic Cemetery in Nevada City. The gathering following the service will be at 1 p.m. at the home that Matthew built at 10570 Mountain View Court, Grass Valley.
Arrangements are being handled by Chapel of the Angels Mortuary. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to assist the family with funeral expenses. Donations may be sent to: Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, 250 Race St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 530-802-2469.
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