CARIBOU – Bernice LaBrie Page, 83, passed away Feb. 6, 2010, at Borderview, Van Buren, after a short illness. Bernice was born June 18, 1926, in Frenchville, the daughter of Marie (Rioux) and Pierre LaBrie, the last of 12 children. Bernice was educated in the local schools of St. Luce and Fort Kent. After high school she attended Madawaska Normal School for three years and received her degree from the University of Maine, Orono. Bernice taught in Madawaska for 15 years, in Limestone for one year and 10 years in Caribou. Bernice retired in 1983 and spent five years in the warm climate of West Palm Beach, Fla., but Maine was her choice. An avid golfer, bridge and cribbage player, she especially enjoyed doing her morning crossword puzzle with Emily. She was a communicant of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and volunteered in their office. She enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Bernice is survived by one sister, Eva Higgins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and two special nieces, Dawn Wylie Bragdon and Joanne LaBrie Cyr. She was predeceased by six brothers, Joe, Pierre, Sylvio, Claude, Paul and John; and four sisters, Margaret Vaillancourt, Jean LaBrie, Alice Murphy and Rita Wylie. Friends may call 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home. Immediately after visitation, a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, celebrant. A reception will be held in the parish center after the service. Committal services will be held in the spring at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Kent. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caribou Country Club or Catholic Charities of Maine Caribou Chapter. Arrangements in care of Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home. Those who wish may express their condolences to the family at www.lancastermorgan.com.