Alfred L. Benard, 89, of Manchester, died April 26, 2002, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home, after a brief illness.
Born in Manchester, October 15, 1912, he was the son of Adolphe and Sophie (Desilets) Benard. He was a lifelong resident of this city.
He was an Army Sargent during World War II and was a recruiter in the city at the beginning of the war.
Mr. Benard had worked as manager for the Postal Telegraph for a time. He later worked at Rockingham Park. He worked 30 years as an insurance underwriter for the A.C.A. Insurance Co. He also worked part time at Lynch's Department Store. After retirement he worked for H.O. Dental Co.
He was a member of the American Legion, Jutras Post; the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 1; the Catholic War Veterans of St. Marie parish; the Sacred Heart League; the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood; and the A.C.A. court of St. Marie.
He was an avid cribbage player and red sox fan.
He was a longtime communicant of St. Marie Church.
He was married to Therese (Dusseault) Benard, who died in 1999.
Family members include a daughter, Michele Bleau of Manchester; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a brother, Bertrand Benard of Manchester; a sister, Bernadette Benard of Manchester; nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday April 29, 2002 in St. Marie Church. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the A.C.A. Scholarship Fund, 52 Concord St., Manchester, or Mt. Carmel Nursing Home nursing department, 235 Myrtle St., Manchester, 03104.