Barbara Claire (Davis) Benoit

Grantham, N.H. — Barbara Claire (Davis) Benoit, 83, formerly of Framingham, Mass., passed away at the New London Hospital in New London, N.H. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She was born on June 3, 1930, in Keene, N.H. to the late Linfield & Mildred (Hardy) Davis.

She attended schools in Tilton, N.H. and Brookline, Mass. She married Francis Gauld and soon began their family while living in Framingham. She was later married to George Benoit. Barbara had worked many years and retired from the Raytheon Corporation.

She is survived by her two sons, Bruce Gauld of Vernon, Vt. and Dean Gauld of Grantham; two stepdaughters, Eugenie Campbell of Portland, Maine and Jenny Lavoie of Sunapee, N.H.; a sister, Marilyn Davis of Ridgefield, Conn.; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Schonberg.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Should one choose, memorial donations can be made to: Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168; make check payable to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. An online guest is available by visiting