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Philip Benard, 80, of Windsor, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 19th after a brief illness. Born March 20, 1936, son of the late George and Elizabeth Benard, he grew up on a farm and was the youngest of 9 siblings. A graduate from Windsor High School, he served his country proudly as a member of the National Guard where he was an MP. He then became a self-employed contractor for many years. Philip loved animals especially his dogs Daisy and Louie. He looked forward to his daily Breakfast Club with "the boys" and loved biking all through Windsor. He leaves one sister Gloria Taylor of Newington, a brother Robert F. Benard of Windsor, a brother-in-law Edmond Krajewski of Windsor and many nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Friday, February 24 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM followed by a funeral service at 10:30 AM at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave Poquonock. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, please consider adopting a homeless animal or contributing to the shelter or rescue of your choice.