Allan Benowitz

1961 -

Funeral Details


Allan Brook Benowitz, a longtime resident of Westford, entered into rest on January 7, 2022, in Boston, after a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Valerie (Wainrib) Benowitz, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage.

Al was born on September 20, 1961, in Stamford, CT, to the late Saul and Barbara (Lotstein) Benowitz. He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 1984 with a degree in Business Administration.

After college, Al moved to the Boston area and worked within the Business Development, Training and Employee Engagement fields for over 30 years. Al was talented and successful in his profession, giving exceptional life advice and coaching his many clients. He enjoyed chatting with anyone who needed perspective.

He married his soulmate Valerie in 1989, and together they raised a beautiful, close-knit family. An incredible family man and a loving father, Al enjoyed nothing more than being with his wife, two daughters, son-in-law, extended family, and his many friends. He loved to visit new places both near and far and was always planning trips with Val that they both looked forward to.

Al was a social, active man who was an avid skier, golfer, and Boston sports enthusiast. You could find him at the beach, skiing in the mountains, or enjoying a good IPA on his back deck. His love for life and passion for living it large was contagious. Al’s family and friends will always remember him as a vibrant and positive person, whose presence could light up any room.

Al truly lived life to the fullest – his longtime Motto being: ‘Suck the life out of the day’.

In addition to his wife Val, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Hivner and her husband Jeremy of Newbury, and Melissa Benowitz of Somerville; his mother-in-law, Muriel Wainrib of Boynton Beach, FL, a sister, Robin Ben-Eli and her husband Michael of Orange, CT, a brother, Andrew Benowitz and his wife Anne of North Haven, CT, and three nieces, Rachel Ben-Eli of Haifa, Israel, Elissa Ben-Eli of Virginia, and Gillian Benowitz of New Haven, CT. He was the son-in-law of the late Jules Wainrib.

The family will hold a private service to be streamed online. Those who wish to participate may reach out to the family by email at

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made in support of the Massachusetts General Hospital Caring For A Cure Organization. Online donations may be made at <a href=””></a> . If preferred, checks may be mailed to: Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Development Office, Attn: Lauren Dello Russo, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Please make checks payable to: “Caring For A Cure”, and include Al’s name in the memo line.

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