John J. Benoit Memorial Services Information

News Release


Jan 09

John J. Benoit Memorial Services Information

LA QUINTA – A funeral Mass for Supervisor Benoit will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta, 47-225 Washington St. The service is expected to last two hours, and a reception will immediate follow in the courtyard at St. Francis.

A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday) at St. Francis, followed by public viewing from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Benoit family advises people to arrive early and consider carpooling to alleviate traffic.

The public is directed to park at Southwest Church in Indian Wells, 44-175 Washington St., on Tuesday. Starting at 8 a.m., SunLine Transit Agency and Cardiff buses will shuttle people to and from St. Francis, where seating is first-come, first-served. Once St. Francis reaches full capacity, those interested in viewing the service may do so at Southwest Church, which will carry the live video broadcast from St. Francis.

Following the funeral Mass, shuttles will go between Southwest Church and St. Francis, and will bring anybody wishing to join the reception at St. Francis.

Tuesday’s funeral Mass will be broadcast online at Photos will be uploaded at

Media will not be allowed at St. Francis, but are welcome at Southwest Church. For media questions, please contact Ray Smith at 951-313-9837 or Jose Arballo at 951-712-3705.

Dignitaries can register their attendance for the funeral Mass by calling Supervisor Benoit’s office at (760) 863-8211.

In lieu of flowers, the Benoit family is requesting that donations be made to the United Way of the Desert, P.O. Box 13210, Palm Desert, CA 92255.

73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | Phone: 760-863-8211 • Fax: 760-863-8905