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Kristin Mary Berard

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Kristin Mary Berard were held from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church where the liturgy of Christian death and burial was offered by the Rev. Vincent Coppolla, c.s.c., associate pastor, officiating.

Organist was Don McMahon and soloist was Monica Murray. Hymns offered during the funeral Mass were “Oh God You Search Me and You Know Me,” “Fly Like A Bird,” “Supper of the Lord” and “On Eagles’ Wings.”

The funeral pall that covered Kristin’s casket during the mass was placed by Ashley Brady, Katelyn Connors, Erin Brady and Jessalyn Brady. A wooden cross was then placed on the casket by Marybeth Barrett.

The scriptural readings were offered by Barth Vander Els and the offertory gifts were presented by Brinkley Legacy, Brianna Legacy, Elizabeth Potter and Jennie Carpenter. Acolytes were Barth Vander Els, James Kempf, Gerald Amadon and Joseph Anton. Bearers were T. J. Petitt, Chaz Vajda, Jeff Berard, Mike Sprague, Brent Kelleher and Jay Farnham.

A prayer service at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home preceded the funeral mass. On Thursday afternoon the wake service was offered at the funeral home by the Rev. Preskinis. At the conclusion of the visitation two musical selections were offered in memory of Kristin.

Following the service, a reception for family and friends was held at the family home. Kristin Mary Berard, 26, a resident of Imperial Avenue, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, 2005
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