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Mrs. Ernestine C. Byras

April 8, 1933June 2, 2021
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BOWDOIN Ernestine C. Byras (Ward), 88, of Bowdoin passed away 6/2/2021 in her home surrounded by love. Born to Ernest Ward & Vilera Ward (Johnson) in Brunswick, she grew up in the Moodyville neighborhood. She enjoyed family outings in Harpswell and contributing to the love and care of her younger brothers and sisters. They all called her ‘Sister’. Before becoming a homemaker, Ernestine worked in shoe shops, a laundry, and even had fun buying crabs and selling fresh crabmeat. She married William Byras Sr. on August 25th 1951, and had their son William Byras Jr. in 1954. They moved to the family farm in Bowdoin where she learned gardening, canning, and farming. In her later years, ‘Tine’ enjoyed going to Foxwoods with friends. She delighted in the love of her grandchildren & great grandchildren, as well as other children she enjoyed watching grow up. Most of all, Ernestine held deep love and concern for all friends and family, always keeping them in her prayers. She was a light that burned bright with happiness for others. Ernestine was survived by; daughter in law, Pamela Byras of Bowdoin; granddaughters, Stephanie Bernier of Topsham, Michele Byras & her partner Scott Carville of Lisbon Falls; great grandsons, Technical Sergeant Joseph Bernier, Missouri Air Nat’l Guard & Sean Bernier of Richmond; sister, Sonia Adcock of Lake City, FL & brother Robert Ward of Dade City FL.; & many special nieces and nephews. Ernestine was predeceased by; husband William Byras Sr; daughter, Linda Lee Byras; son William Byras Jr; & many brothers & sisters. To help celebrate Ernestine there will be a gathering on Saturday, 6/19/21 from 1-3 at The Brunswick Hotel, 4 Noble St, Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Crosman Funeral Home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls. Please visit www.crosmanfuneralhome.com to leave heart felt messages to Ernestine’s family and friends.

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Joyce Boutte (Benoit)

June 10, 2021

So sorry Pam and family for the loss of your mother-in-law Mrs Byras. Even though I didn’t know her very well my thoughts and prayers and condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. Hugs to you all❤️

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