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Bernice Brazeau

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bernice V. (Mason) Brazeau, 82, of 18 Harwood St. Williamstown, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams, on Feb. 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert D. Mason and Elinor A. (Gunnason) Mason. She attended schools in North Adams, including Drury High School. She was first employed at the Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams. Then she worked at the original Williams Inn in Williamstown, and then at the Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal, Vt., in the clubhouse. She was last employed as the head cook at the Faculty House at Williams College. She was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years Edmond M. “Pete” Brazeau, whom she married in St. Francis of Assisi Church in North Adams; three daughters, Bernice Schwartz and her husband, Michael, of Austin, Texas, Barbara Boyer and her husband, Robert, of Mooresville, N.C. and Rebecca Ryan and her husband, Thomas, of North Adams; two sons, Peter Brazeau and his wife, Virginia, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Thomas Brazeau of Adams; 10 grandchildren, Hannah Wood, Sarah Solomon, Darah Schwartz, Carla Lehan, Robert Boyer, Kristen Gruodis, Jason Brazeau, Jeanine Brazeau, Michael Ryan and Kaitlin Cornell; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Barnhill and her husband, Jack, of Bennington, Vt. She was predeceased by a brother, Col. Robert Mason.

Funeral services for Bernice V. (Mason) Brazeau will take place Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St. North Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Williamstown. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling Hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the Western Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.

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Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 6, 2007
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