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Madeline K. Fonteneau Brunina

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Madeline K. Fonteneau Brunina were held from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where the Mass of Resurrection was offered by the Rev. James Doherty, Pastor and retired Pastor Rev. Michael Demasi. Assisting on the altar was Merton Snow.

The organist was Louise Gauthier and the soloist was Sharon Yarnal. Musical selections offered during the Mass were “On Eagles Wings,” “Here I Am Lord,” “Amazing Grace” and “Ave Maria.”

Serving as an urn bearer was Madeline’s granddaughter Amber Burks. The scriptural readings were offered by a son-in-law, Brennan Holland, and a grandson, Jeff Bradford. The Prayers of the People were offered by Jeff Bradford. The offertory gifts were presented by Madeline’s son Etienne and his wife Michelle. The eulogy was offered by a daughter Elizabeth Bradford and a granddaughter Betsy Bradford.

Serving as honorary bearers were three sons-in-laws Richard Bradford, Michael McCann, Brennan Holland and a grandson Jeff Bradford. Honorary bearers from Saint Anne’s Society at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church included Doris Bourgeois, Rachel Kinney, Rose Nichols, Estelle Hoth, Theresa Aglieri and Louria Tessier.

The burial took place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery with Father Doherty offering the committal prayers. Offering words of remembrance at the cemetery were Brennan Holland and Jeff Bradford.

A reception followed the Mass at the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish Hall.

A prayer service at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home preceded the funeral mass. Thursday evening Father Demasi offered the wake service. The Rosary was also offered by members of Saint Anne’s Society.

Mrs. Madeline K. Fonteneau Brunina, 83, a resident of County Street, Bennington, died May 27, 2007, in Bennington.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 31 to June 4, 2007
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