Bernice M. (Brassard) Pschichholtz

Bernice M. (Brassard) Pschichholtz of Rockville, 65, peacefully passed away on Oct. 25, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

Bernice was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Gardner, Mass., the daughter of the late Donald and Benoite (Royer) Brassard. She was a resident of the Rockville area for over 45 years and a graduate of Rockville High School. Prior to her retirement, Bernice was employed by Stanadyne Corp. of East Windsor for many years. She had many hobbies and interests, including knitting and watching UConn basketball and spent many afternoons supporting her grandchildren's sports programs. With a passion for music and sketching, Bernice could often be found sitting quietly listening to headphones or sketching scenes by the beach or park.

She is survived by her twin sister, Dianne A. Breau of Rockville; three sons, Steven Breault Sr.and Jae-p Levitan of Ellington, Mark and Karen Breault of Lakewood, Calif., Jeffrey and Diane Breault of Manchester; two stepdaughters, Faith and Craig Tickle of Kentucky, Hope and Mark Williams of Rockville; many nieces and nephews, including Marci and Dominic DeCarli of Gilford, N.H.; her special friend, Chantal Perigo; and, most importantly, survived by the light of her life, her grandchildren, Steven Jr., Cameron, Justin, Lindsey, Jake, Christine, Brittany, Mathew, Alexis, Douglas; her grandnephew and grandniece, Andrew and Gabriella; and many dear friends.

A heartfelt thank you to all who helped our family during the past year, including the Visiting Nurses Association, for without your assistance the road would have been much longer.

Calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Vernon, with a Mass of Christian Burial on Oct. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, Vernon, immediately followed by burial at the St. Bernard's Cemetery.

Bernice kept the words to one of her favorite songs close to her heart as advice both to herself and those around her, "…our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain, but I'd of had to miss the dance…"

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, 2012