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Alice Benoit

Alice Benoit

Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: December 6th, 1922

Passed in: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Passed on: April 19th, 2013

Alice M. (Battock) Benoit, 90, passed away on April 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Florida.

A native of Newfoundland, Canada, Alice received her nursing degree at the St. John’s General Hospital School for Nurses in 1944. In 1945 she was commissioned into the U.S. Army Air Nurse Corps as a First Lt. She married her husband, the late Eugene Benoit in 1948. Alice served as her husband’s flight nurse during the Berlin Air Lift. She received various awards and commendations including the American Theater Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Among other assignments, Alice served as head nurse at the American Embassy in Mexico City in the early 1960’s.

In 1964, Alice moved to Fairfax, Virginia where she worked as a civilian nurse for the U.S. Public Health Service in Washington, DC. From 1967 to 1992, Mrs. Benoit was a popular nurse for the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout her employment for the Attending Physician of the U.S. Capitol, Alice was credited with providing exceptional, cheerful and compassionate care for Members of Congress and their staff.

Upon her retirement in 1992, Alice pursued her passions for traveling, shopping, walking, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a three-time cancer survivor. She visited her beloved native home of Newfoundland, especially Brigus South, often.

Survivors include a son, Mark (Toi) Benoit (Col USAF Retired); daughter, Moya (Steve) Thompson, both of Florida; sisters Gladys Olvis; Margaret Szmyd; Christabel Bergbauer, all of California; brother Martin Battcock of Maine as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.




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