Benjamin J. Henault, 97, of New Ipswich, died at Concord Hospital in Laconia, NH on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
He was born on January 17, 1924 in Fitchburg, MA, to Ephraim and Diana (Berette) Henault. He married Mildred E. Somero in October 1950. Mildred died in January 2016.
Ben attended business school in Fitchburg, MA. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II.
He previously lived in Fitchburg and Townsend, MA and New Ipswich, NH. He has been a resident of the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, NH since July 2021. Over the years he had worked at his brother Eddie’s Esso Service Station, Simon Saw & Steel, Electric Motors, Seppela & Aho Construction Company, and Monadnock Fabricators.
Benjamin was a member of the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of New Ipswich. He enjoyed attending local sporting events and watching New England sports teams. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.
Ben had passed away to his parents, a sister, Constance T. (Henault) Cote, and five brothers; Albert, Herman, Lawrence, Edmund and Robert.
Ben’s family members include four daughters; Rhonda and her husband Thomas Liubakka from New Ipswich, June Nykanen and the late Daniel Lakanen from New Ipswich, Ruth and her husband Warren Clay from Mont Vernon and Helen and her husband Pekka Peltokangas from New Ipswich; two sons, Benjamin R. Henault and wife Shirley (Hill) and Stephen J. Henault, both from New Ipswich. He had 19 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marguerite St. Cyr of Fitchburg, MA, and many nieces, nephews, cousins ââand friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service, PO Box 95, New Ipswich, NH 03071, or Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough NH 03458.
To share memories and condolences with Ben’s family, please visit www.cournoyerfh.com
The office hours for Ben are on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street (US Rte. 202) Jaffrey, NH 03452.
An additional office hour will take place on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, 34 Beechwood Road, New Ipswich NH 03071.
Ben’s funeral will follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. in the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church
Published by Sentinel & Enterprise on December 23, 2021.