BREWER AND BANGOR – Bernice “Bunny” Friedman, 89, wife of the late Jacob “Jack” Friedman, died Nov. 25, 2012, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born July 1, 1923, in Bradley, the eldest daughter of Frank and Celena “Blanche” (Morin) Guay. She will now join her beloved husband of 62 years, Jack, who passed away in 2005.
Bunny lived the first half of her life in Old Town, where she attended school, and later worked in a number of shoe shops as a stitcher and restaurants as a waitress. The family moved to Brewer in 1964 and once again she returned to the shoe industry. She unconditionally loved her children and grandchildren. Bunny made certain that everyone had gifts at Christmas and birthdays, even when times were tough. She was by far the best cook in the family and excelled with her lasagna and whoopee pies. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Bunny is survived by her three children, Joseph of Veazie, Michael and wife, Crystal, of Bangor, and Debra Otis of Hudson; six grandchildren, Heather of Veazie, Andrea of Greenville, Garrett of Augusta, Todd of Bangor, Lindsay and husband, Eric Hartwell, of Bucksport, and Andrew Otis and fiancee, Paige Harmon, of Milo; great-grandson, Sam of Greenville; sister, Beverly Madden of Zephyrhills, Fla.; brother, Laurence of North Carolina; many nieces and nephews; and two very special friends in her life, Jane and Jay Otis. She was predeceased by her sisters, Natalie and Eldana; and brother, Francis. The family thanks the staff of Winterberry Heights, Ross Manor and Beacon Hospice for their compassion and care.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where private services will be held Thursday for the family. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.