DONA J. BERNARD

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:20 p.m.

BANGOR – Dona J. Bernard, 94, formerly of Lincoln Avenue, Rumford, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his daughter’s home in Bangor. He was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Cocayne, New Brunswick, Canada, a son of Joseph and Rose (Richard) Bernard. Dona attended St. John’s School in Rumford. He was employed for seven years with International Paper Company and 38 years with Oxford and Ethyl Paper Company in Rumford, and was a member of their 25 and 40 year clubs. Dona was a communicant of St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church, Rumford, and St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by a daughter, Pauline LeFebvre and her husband, John, of Bangor; two sons, James Bernard and wife, Donna, of Andover, and William Bernard and wife, Betty, of Farmington; a sister, Mary DeRoche of Foxboro, Mass.; a brother, Frank Bernard and wife, Jeanette, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 67 years, Odila “June” (Bourgeois) Bernard; two sisters, Millie Girard and Dot Finethy; two brothers, Arthur and Edward Bernard. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at St. Athanasius & St. John Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Home Health & Hospice of St. Joseph, care of St. Joseph Health Care Park, 900 Broadway Building 2, Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford. www.dignitymemorial.com

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