Doris Louise Pond


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  • Name Doris Louise Pond 
    Gender Female 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Hiram P. Pond  (Great Grandfather) 
    Julia Green Fennel,   b. Nov 1844,   d. 1925  (Age ~ 80 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I74185  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Winfield Deforest Pond,   b. 12 Nov 1880,   d. 29 Aug 1964  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Della Louise Cross,   b. 29 Mar 1882,   d. 14 Nov 1943  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F49838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paul Grosvenor Benoit 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F49853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Doris Louise Halsey Pond Benoit - February 13, 1920 - March 15, 2009. Biological daughter of Roy Don and Florence Louise Pond Halsey. Adopted daughter of Winfield Deforest and Della Louise Cross Pond. Wife of Paul Grosvenor Benoit.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Watertown Daily Times - Watertown, New York - Doris P. Benoit, 89, formerly of Adams Center, died Sunday at Friendly Home, Rochester, where she had been a resident for about a year. Mrs. Benoit taught for a year in a one-room school house in East Watertown. She later was an elementary school librarian in the Phoenix Central and Liverpool School districts. Born in 1920 in Pulaski, daughter of Roy and Florence Halsey, she was adopted at the age of 3 weeks by her uncle and aunt, W.D. and Della Pond, following the death of her birth mother from the flu. She attended and graduated grade and high school in Adams Center. She later graduated, in 1940, from Potsdam Normal School and in 1964 from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor's degree. She also did graduate work in library science at Syracuse University. She married Paul G. Benoit, then a lieutenant in the Army, on July 26, 1941. He died January 26, 2003. Mrs. Benoit was a member of Order of Eastern Star, where she served as R.W. grand chaplain for the state, and was a hospice volunteer for a number of years. Surviving are two sons, Philip, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Douglas, Phoenix; two daughters, Judith Cole, Burlington, Vermont, and Sue Benoit Miller, Pittsford; four grandchildren and a great-grandson. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at United Church of Pittsford, 123 S. Main Street. Arrangements are with Merton H. Kays Funeral Home, Honeoye Falls. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice of Rochester, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14623.