PROVENCAL, Byrle P. 93, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Berks Heim, Bern Township where she had resided since December, 2008. Prior to living at the Heim she had resided at Country Meadows, beginning in November, 2004. Originally from Saugus, Massachusetts, she was the widow of her first husband Henry W. Ackerman, who passed away December 10, 1991, and her second husband George A. Provencal, Jr., who passed away October 28, 2004. Born in Manchester, NH on December 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Pearla May (Clark) Cross. She graduated from Woodbury High School, Salem, NH in 1937. Byrle was a long-time member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Saugus, Mass. She was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness in 1963. Since living in Pennsylvania, she had been a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, West Lawn, PA. Byrle is survived by her daughters: Byrle "Bunny" (Ackerman) Boyer of Shillington, PA, Lois U. (Ackerman) Tucker, Newbury, MA and Eva K. Ackerman of Cape Cod, MA. She is also survived by two step-daughters, Delores D. Greenleaf and Donna M. Riddell, both of Stoneham, MA. There are three grandchildren and several step-grandchildren who also survive her. Arrangements are entrusted to Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus, Massachusetts, with local arrangements being handled by Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus, Mass. A funeral talk will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Saugus, Mass. at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6 Kingdom Way, Saugus, Massachusetts 01906 or Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1101 W. Wyomissing Blvd., West Lawn, PA 19609. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Berks Heim, A-1, for their exceptional care of Byrle during her stay there. They could not have been more kind or professional. Online condolences may be recorded at

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Published in The Boston Globe on May 14, 2013