North Stonington - Rene J. Bernier of North Stonington, died peacefully at home on Oct. 9, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Norwich, on Dec. 26, 1917, to Philias and Marion (Gervais) Bernier.
He was especially proud of his service with the U.S. Army during World War II.
On June 26, 1954, he married his beloved Josephine Mikolajcik. She predeceased him. His gentle patience, steadfast goodness, and unflagging optimism touched everyone who knew him. We will keep him forever in our hearts.
A military graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct., 19, 2012, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich.
Woyasz & Son Funeral Home of Norwich is assisting the family.
Woyasz & Son Funeral Service, Inc.
Norwich and Montville, CT
Published in The Day on Oct. 17, 2012