Robert John Benoit, Jr.
Robert John Benoit, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Passages Hospice at the age of 71. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans where he was born in 1948.
Bob was a musician. At an early age, he displayed a gift for music, and learned to play clarinet and saxophone in the various bands at Holy Cross High School and from his father, Robert J. Benoit, Sr. Bob made a career of making others smile with his music. He played blues, rock, modern and traditional jazz. He played with the House band at the Maison Bourbon Jazz Club and over a decade at Mr. B’s Bistro Jazz Brunch. He had a big heart and loved making others laugh. His hobbies included tropical fish and cheering on the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Theresa Herrera Benoit. Devoted father of Abigail Pevey (John). Estranged father of Angele Toepfer and Jeffrey Benoit. Brother of Donna Defourneaux (Michael), Gary Benoit (Lydia), Julie Moreau (Jack) and Peggy Viera. He is the son of Adelaide Hattier Benoit and the late, Robert J. Benoit, Sr.
His wife would like to extend sincere appreciation to the wonderful caregivers who so lovingly cared for Bob; Robin, Felicia, Bernice and Bruce.
Family and friends are invited to attend Memorial Mass at Mater Dolorosa Church, 1230 S. Carrolton Avenue, in New Orleans, on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with visitation starting at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: The Poor Clares at St. Clares Monastery, 720 Henry Clay Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118.
Private burial. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA.