Rosemary Ann (Collette) Benoit 65, of Pittsfield died Monday May 21, 2018 at her home after a long illness. She was born in North Adams on December 27, 1952 the daughter of the late William and Shirley (Young) Collette.
Rosemary attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. She was employed at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal, VT for many years, a cashier at the Pittsfield Price Chopper Supermarket and most recently Guidos, retiring after more than 25 years.
She was an avid skier, loved traveling and her horse Jaman.
Survivors include her husband David Leonard Benoit whom she married in November 1969; Sister in law, Charlene Benoit Cheesbro; Two sons Shawn Benoit of Cohoes, NY, and Shane Benoit and his wife Darla of Murrells Inlet SC; Five grandchildren Amber, Nicholas, Carter, Emily Taylor Benoit and Tia Wood; a great-grandchild Karson Benoit; two sisters Donna Lesure and Susan Hartman; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister Sheila Macek and a brother William "Billy" Collette.
At Rosemary’s request there will be no funeral services
In lieu of flowers, any memorial donations should be made to Hospice of the Berkshires, Pancreatic Cancer Research via Lustgarten Foundation, or Alzheimer’s Association through the Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.