CUMBERLAND - Ella R. (Coutu) Berard, 87, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at The Holiday with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile O. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket on July 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Rhea Alphonsine (Peloquin) Coutu.
She was the loving mother of Robert E. Berard and his companion, Paulette J. Rattigan of No. Providence, and Marcel L. Berard and his wife, Maureen A. (Motte) of Cumberland.
She leaves her cherished grandchildren Kristen Berard of Woonsocket, Jeffrey Berard of Sweden, Jennifer Allen and her husband, Paul of Cumberland, Jill Lucena and her husband, Larry of Cranston; and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Alice DiLibero of No. Providence.
She was a resident of Woonsocket most of her life, formerly of No. Smithfield where she was raised. She worked at Mark Stevens CVS Warehouse in Woonsocket for 13 years until retiring in 1986.
Devoted to her family, she will be greatly missed.
Funeral will be held on Thursday, July 19th at 9:00AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM at Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Interment will follow at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting time is from 9 to 10AM on Thursday at the funeral home prior to Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
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