PRESQUE ISLE and FORT FAIRFIELD – Doris M. Bernard, 100, passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2013, at a Presque Isle health care facility, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Joseph P. and Sophia (Lavoie) Bernard.
She was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1932 and had been employed by the Augusta State Hospital for ten years. Doris relocated to Fort Fairfield where she worked for her sister-in-law, Sylvia, at Sylvia’s Smart Hat Shoppe for 32 years, and later was employed at McCain Foods, Easton until her retirement. Doris was truly the Boston Red Sox’s biggest fan. She never missed a game, and the Sox truly have a guardian angel watching over them! Doris was a lifelong communicant of the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield, and had been a resident of Leisure Gardens, Presque Isle, for the past seven years.
In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by five brothers, infant, Clarence Bernard, Wilfred J. Bernard, Rufus A. Bernard, Louis F. Bernard, and Albert J. Bernard; two sisters, Louise M. Bernard, and Hazel A. Bernard; and one niece, Barbara Adams. She is survived by 13 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Jean and Rich Brisson, Elaine and Ronald Cummings, all of the Villages, Fla., Catherine Bernard and Rick Thompson of Fort Fairfield, Brenda and Nason Reid of Portsmouth, N.H., Roger and Marcella Bernard, David and Adrienne Bernard, all of Fort Fairfield, Linda and Robert Romano of Phoenix, Donna and Alfred Greenlaw of Bangor, Bonnie Cunningham and companion, Tim Wing, of Augusta, Anne and Brian Blanchard of Fort Fairfield, Marcia and Robert Kennedy of Buxton, Susan Bernard and Karl Kornchuk of Caribou, and Jane and Paul Towle of Presque Isle; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and wonderful friends to numerous to list.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 14 Main St., Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with Father Emile Dube celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the interment service at the V.F.W. Paul Lockhart Post Number 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Doris to the Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769; or the Aroostook House of Comfort, P.O. Box 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.