Hazel M. Lyne Benoit

July 18, 1920April 28, 2011

Hazel Mae (Lyne) Benoit, age 90, passed away peacefully to go home with the lord on Thursday, April 28, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Swansea, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sadie (Peters) Lyne. She was the wife of the late Lionel E. Benoit.

With her late husband, they ran Benoit’s Rest Home for many years. They were caretakers for Mentor of Boston, taking care of the mentally challenged people. Hazel loved dancing, biking, walking, camping, and gardening. She loved spending countless hours with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Christian Congregational Church in Swansea.

She leaves behind a daughter Marsha Clark and her husband William of Barrington, to whom she lived with and a son Charles Benoit of Herlando, Florida. She was step mother of the late Lionel Paul Benoit. She also leaves behind her special friends Shirley Vandenburgh and Linda Flynn.

She is survived by her brother William Lyne and sister Mary Fazzina both of Swansea, Massachusetts. She was sister of the late Dorothy Kozac, Margaret Couitt and brother George Lyne.

She leaves behind several grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 10:00AM in the First Christian Congregational Church 113 G.A.R. Highway Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST 189 Gardners Neck Road Swansea. Contributions in her honor may be made to Beacon Hospice 1 Catamore Blvd. #1 East Providence, Rhode Island 02916 or to the Mark Gardiner Hoyle Foundation c/o Joseph Case High School Attention Scholarship Committee 70 School Street Swansea, MA 02777. Burial in Thomas Cemetery, Swansea.



  • Funeral Service Monday, May 2, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, May 1, 2011


  • Burial

Hazel M. Lyne Benoit

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May 15, 2011

So sorry for your loss, I never met Mrs Benoit but heard only very nice things about her from my sister and my parents.
Phyllis A St.Louis (sister of Christine Benoit).


May 4, 2011

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." ~ Eskimo Legend WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.....


Sherry, Michele, Bill,Todd

May 4, 2011

Grandma you have always been an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend!
We could go to you for anything and you would be there no matter what it would be!
And, we hit you with everything!
The good, bad, and the ugly!
But most important you never judged us!
You always gave us the greatest advice.

The care you gave to the elderly while running your rest home and the care you gave in general to anyone in need was amazing.
We have so many wonderful memories of the times we spent with you as children and adults that there isnt enough space to tell them.

But, some of our most fondest memories were telling you that you were going to be a great grandma for the first time.
Michele telling you she was having twins.
The look on your face was such joy!
The secret phone calls asking you to call mom so we could sleep over.
As children, spending our weekends sleeping over under your baby grand piano.
You making us beds with our barbie dolls and we would pretend we were camping out.
You and grandpa going out square dancing.
Playing your organ and piano.
You would play for hours while Grandpa played right beside you on his drums.
And, how you loved your camper, sitting by the fire watching grandpa feed the racoons.

And, how you loved your Shirley. Shirley was your baby.
Your entire world revolved around your family.

Michele, Bill, Todd and I have been blessed that our children have been able to have her in there life as there great-grandmother.

Thank you Grandma for all the wonderful memories you have given us.
You are loved so deeply.
No matter where we are you will be the brightest star dancing in the heavens.
And, we no you will be square dancing with Grandpa.
We are all sad to see you go but, in our hearts we are so happy that you are finally with your honey.
You are finally home.

May 1, 2011

My sincere sympathy to all family members. "Aunt" Hazel loved to be with people and have a good laugh. I know she is smiling from heaven at all of you. Paula Schaefer Brelsford

April 30, 2011

Hi, Marsha. I am very sorry for your loss. I only met your mom once or twice, but my mom always spoke highly of her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. Tammy Wagner (Chris Benoit's daughter)

Linda Flynn

April 30, 2011

Hazel, It was a pleasure to be in your company. I loved spending time with you. You were a loving mother, grandmother and "old grandma"
Marsha, my friend, my sister, sleep well knowing you were the best daughter any one could wish for. You and your family are more special to me than words can say. I love you,