Town bids farewell to retiring staff member

 

By RTT Staff

 

The town of Amherstburg is saying farewell to a long-time member of its staff.

Brenda Beneteau is retiring Dec. 31 after a 44-year career. Manager of financial services told town council during the Dec. 14 meeting that Beneteau began her career in 1972 as a maternity leave fill-in in Malden Township where she performed “a variety of functions.”

Brenda Beneteau's last official day as a town employee is New Year's Eve. She was congratulated on her retirement at the Dec. 14 town council meeting. From left: manager of financial services Wendy Dade, Beneteau, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, human resources manager Michelle Rose.

Brenda Beneteau’s last official day as a town employee is New Year’s Eve. She was congratulated on her retirement at the Dec. 14 town council meeting. From left: manager of financial services Wendy Dade, Beneteau, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, human resources manager Michelle Rose.

Upon amalgamation in 1998, Beneteau joined the tax department. She would eventually transfer to the clerk’s department however came back to finance where she is an accounts payable clerk.

Mayor Aldo DiCarlo wished her well on her years of service while Beneteau was given a standing ovation in the council chambers during the Dec. 14 town council meeting.

“I enjoyed it all,” said Beneteau. “I did like my accounts payable job and my bosses were great.”

Brad Amlin, who recently retired from the fire department after 36 years of service, and Richard Laframboise, who retired after 40 years of service, were due to be recognized as well but were unable to attend the meeting.

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