HAYDENVILLE - Bernice Ann (Golash) Childs, 87, passed away peacefully in the home in which she was born on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Born on Nov. 28, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Bertha Golash.

She is predeceased by her parents, her nine siblings, and her beloved husband, George M. Childs.

Mrs. Childs was the director and co-owner of Childs Funeral Home with her son Kenneth. She was a lifelong resident of Haydenville and a communicant of Our Lady of the Hills Parish.

She leaves behind her children Kenneth, George A and Cynthia Hanrahan; seven grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at Childs Funeral Home, 14 Kingsley Ave., Haydenville. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at our Lady of the Hills.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Hills Church in Haydenville, Mass.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Oct. 18, 2013