Alice M. Benoit, nurse

April 26, 2013

Alice M. Benoit, 90, a nurse who retired in 1992 after working at the Rayburn House Office Building for 25 years, died April 19 at an assisted-living facility in Melbourne, Fla.

She had pneumonia, said her daughter, Moya Benoit Thompson. Mrs. Benoit lived for more than four decades in Fairfax County before moving to Florida in 2007.

Mrs. Benoit cared for members of Congress, their staff members, tourists and others during her career with the office of the attending physician at the Capitol.

She previously was a nurse with the U.S. Public Health Service and, before that, head nurse at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, where her husband was stationed by the Air Force.

Alice Mary Battcock was a native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and she received a nursing degree from St. John’s General Hospital School in 1944.

After immigrating to the United States in 1945, she served for four years in the Army Nurse Corps and became a U.S. citizen in 1948.

Her husband of 59 years, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eugene J. Benoit, died in 2008. A son, Scott M. Benoit, died in 1959. Survivors include two children, retired Air Force Col. Mark Benoit of Merritt Island, Fla., and Moya Benoit Thompson of Palm Coast, Fla.; three sisters; and a brother.

— Emily Langer