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Benoit Memorial Service to be Broadcast Online

Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10:00 a.m.

LA QUINTA, Calif – Anyone wishing to watch Tuesday’s funeral service for Supervisor John J. Benoit online can view it live at The service begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday and is expected to last two hours.

Benoit’s memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta, 47-225 Washington St. Due to limited parking and seating capacity at St. Francis, parking and a satellite location to view the service will be available at Southwest Church in Indian Wells, 44‑175 Washington St., to accommodate everyone paying respects. Parking will NOT be available to the general public at St. Francis.

Starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, SunLine Transit Agency and Cardiff Limousine & Transportation buses will shuttle people to and from St. Francis for the service, until capacity at the parish is reached. Once St. Francis is full, seating to watch the service will only be available at Southwest Church via the live feed from St. Francis.

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

The Benoit family asks that dignitaries register their attendance for the funeral Mass at

Media are welcome at Southwest Church in Indian Wells where they can view the live video. A photo feed also will be available at

The family also asks that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the United Way of the Desert.

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