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Bernice Kunce

1922 - 2014 DALTON Mrs. Bernice A. Cullen Kunce, age 91, of 45 Main St., formerly of 41 Emerson Ave, and later of 181 Elm St. Pittsfield, died Saturday evening at her home. Born in Pittsfield, Nov. 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Kathryn Donovan Cullen. She was educated in the Pittsfield schools and was a 1940 graduate of St. Joseph's High School. Initially employed at the former General Electric Co. for a number of years as a confidential secretary, she was part of G.E.'s efforts and work on the Manhattan project during W.W. II. Later, she became employed in the school attendance office at Pittsfield High School for 15 years, retiring in 1981. A warm, loving and giving person, Mrs. Kunce was very family oriented and was known "to lend a listening ear" to her entire extended family. A fervent and religious person, she attended St. Teresa's Church and later, Sacred Heart Church. She and her husband, Raymond F. Kunce, would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this Sept. 2nd. They were married in Sacred Heart Church in a double ceremony alongside her sister, Millie and her husband, Willie Snyder. She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Nancy Kunce, of Brockton, Mass., her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Don Rollofson, of Carmichael, Calif., and her other daughter, Pat Barauskas. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mike and Kim Kunce and their children, Abby & Jack; Beth and Steve Wagner and their children, Kate & Sam and Michele Percevic, as well as Heather & Chris Fowler and their son Harrison, and Shaunna Barauskas. She is also survived by her two sisters, Bertha Barry and Helen Decelles, both of Pittsfield. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:15 a.m. from the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor, officiating. There are no public calling hours. Burial will follow in the Richmond Center Cemetery. I If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church in care of the Devanny Condron Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 20, 2014
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