Laureat “Buck” Bonenfant


BRANDON, FLA. – Laureat “Buck” Bonenfant died of natural causes at the age of 89 at his daughter’s home on May 22.

He was the spouse of Simmone (Choinard) Bonenfant, who died in 2004 after 61 years of marriage.

He was born and raised in Lewiston, where he made his trade as a meat packer, construction worker and later as an iron worker in Boston. He also served four years in the Army during WWII.

He is survived by his sister, Rhea Bonenfant; four children, Richard, Denis, Susan and David; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bonenfant was known for his wit and good humor and respected for his honesty and strong work ethic.