Bernadette M. Hebert

WILLIAMSTOWN - Bernadette Marie "Lala" Hebert, 65, of Northwind Drive, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at her home with her family at her bedside.

Born May 9, 1947, in Barre, she was the daughter of Wilfred J. and Florence (Rollins) Hebert. She was a graduate of Williamstown High School in 1965 and later attended hairdressing school in Burlington.

For many years, she was a child care provider in her home, as well as at Little Feet Day Care and the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She also will be remembered working at the lunch counter and soda fountain at the former J.J. Newbury Store in Barre.

Her friends on Facebook, bingo, crafts, flower gardening and sitting on the porch were special times to her, and she had been a member of the Barre Women of the Moose.

Besides her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Donald Smedy, of Brookfield, she leaves two grandchildren, Courtney Dawn Smedy, of Graniteville, and Dustin James Smedy, also of Brookfield; her sister, Patricia Bussiere, and her fiancé, Andrew Monti, both of Williamstown; her special friend, Ella Rose Haggett, also of Williamstown; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Aime Hebert.

Bernadette's life will be honored and celebrated on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Orange Town Hall, 392 U.S. Route 302, Orange, Vt., from 4 to 7 p.m.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Published in Times Argus from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2013