Peter C. Benoit
1953 – 2009
JAY — Peter C. Benoit, 55, of Jay died on Sunday, July 12, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
He was born July 15, 1953, in Brockton, Mass., the son of Charles J. and Mavis (Fox) Benoit. On Aug. 2, 2004, he married Barbara LeMoine. After military service in the U.S. Air Force, he worked as a chef in different Cape Cod, Mass., restaurants and for several here in Maine including LaFleur’s Restaurant in Jay for 13 years.
On Jan. 12, he and his wife fulfilled his long-time dream of opening his own restaurant, Peter’s Seafood & Steak Restaurant in Farmington. He recently joined the Farmington Elks Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and loved working with his wife at the restaurant and socializing with his customers.
He is survived by his wife and his mother; two daughters, Amanda Benoit and Tabitha Hill; two sons, Peter and Christopher Benoit; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Brewer; three stepsons, Christopher Small, Jeremy and Jason Jarvis; seven grandchildren; his sister, Janet Reardon of Cape Cod, Mass.; a niece; and two nephews.

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