James Douglas Benoit

March 5, 1947February 20, 2021

James D. Benoit, age 73, of Warren, MI passed away in peace on February 20, 2021 at home.

James was born to the late Robert and Florence (Vaughn) Benoit on March 5, 1947. He graduated from East Detroit High School with the Class of 1965. James enlisted in the United States Army in 1973 as a Traffic Management Coordinator and spent many years in logistics management for the Army until he was medically retired in 1987. Over the years, James emphasized the significance of education, religion, and hard work and instilled these values in his children.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his son, David Paul, and brother, Keith Benoit (survived by widow Sharon), brother-in-law James (Nancy) Appleton.

Survivors include his brothers; Robert (Eileen) Benoit, Kenneth (Joan) Benoit, sister; Nancy (Benoit) Appleton, daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Atkins, Michelle (Roy) Meloche, Lisa (Jason) May, and sons Douglas Benoit and Matthew (Amanda) Benoit, grandchildren; Brenna and Trevor Atkins, Roy, Lucas, Lily, and Mila Meloche, and Aiden, David, and Holly Benoit; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A rosary for James will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Anne's Church, 38100 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI with a funeral mass at 11:00 AM, 38100 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI. James will be laid to rest Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:30pm at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, Michigan 49012.

Contributions in James' memory may be made to St Anne's Church, 38100 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Benoit family.


  • St Anne's Church


  • Rosary

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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Lori Appleton

February 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Uncle Jimmy!
Now you can have Latin Mass every day.😊 Prayers for the family.

Tammy Atkins

February 22, 2021

Rest In Peace Dad - James D. Benoit 1947-2021.

Love leaves a memory that no one can steal, but death leaves a memory no one can heal. The good memories will remain with us forever, knowing what you brought into our lives. All the good things that you taught us…. an intelligent strong man full of jokes and sarcasm, always stressing the importance of education, religion and hard work. If ever we have forgotten to show our gratitude for all the things you did, we are thanking you now.

The legacy and foundation you left us is what made us what we are today and helps to keep us strong through the toughest of times. Your memory will not die in us nor our children… thinking about the times we have been able to spend together will always bring a smile to our faces and we will remember your smile also, especially with our children. We have been blessed these past 18 months and we will always love you and miss you… Rest In Peace, Dad.

Susan Vaughn Grube

February 22, 2021

Rest In Peace cousin Jimmy. Sending my deepest sympathies to the Benoit family.