1922 – 2016
Killingly – Rita (Gaumond) Bernier, 93, formerly of Putnam, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Davis Place Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Adelard A. Bernier. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorea (Alexis) Gaumond.
Mrs. Bernier was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, cooking, and crocheting. She was a “devoted lover of ice cream.”
Rita is survived by her son, Norman A. Bernier and his wife Paula of Putnam; her daughter-in-law Cynthia Bernier of Manchester; and two grandchildren, Matthew Bernier, and Julia Bernier. She was predeceased by her son, the late Paul L. Bernier; and her sisters, the late Doris Gagne, and Annette St. Sauveur.
Services are private as requested by Rita’s family. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington, CT 06489 or to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 74 Batterson Park Rd. Ste 2, Farmington, CT 06032. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.