OBITUARY

Bernice Drapeau

February 8, 1925February 1, 2021
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RUMFORD---Bernice V. Drapeau, 95, of Mexico peacefully passed away at the Rumford Community Home on Monday February 1, 2021. She was born in Rumford on February 8, 1925 a daughter of the late James and Violet (Bradley) Dower. She grew up in the Mexico area and attended local schools. She was a graduate of Mexico High School. On October 4, 1943 she married Alfred Drapeau and they started a family together. During that time, Bernice tended to the needs of her family and home, making sure everything was pleasant for her family. Bernice will always be remembered for her love of playing Beano, bowling, cribbage and socializing with all of her friends. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her son, James Drapeau and his wife Sandra, her granddaughter, Dawn Ilan and her husband Gadi, and her two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Audrey Ilan. She was predeceased by her loving husband Alfred in 2020 as well as her sisters, Tiny and Alice and her brother, Roy. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Pam Packard, Leslie Jamison, Heather Manzar, Nate Mills, Mary Ellen Harrison and Justin Varnum. They also want to acknowledge the old caregivers; Mary Gallant, Fern Gallant, Linda Perkins and Heather Sorinson. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.sgthibaultfuneralhome.com A graveside service will be held at St. John's Cemetery in Rumford at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of SG Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 250 Penobscot St. Rumford, 364-4366.

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  • A Graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Jerry Godin

February 6, 2021

James & families
I have known your parents, aunts & uncles and your grandmother, Violet my whole life thru my grandparents ( Harold & Ethel Blake). Alice & her husband were my Godparents. They all were such nice lovely folks. I always still visited with them when I was in the area, the last was your parents anniversary. The last of another lovely family generation chapter has closed.
My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerry Godin

Donna Landry

February 5, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bunny's passing. She was a wonderful and caring person! I remember what a great cook she was and how busy she was with all of her interests. Bunny loved her family above all things for sure. Rest in Peace with Freddy now. The two of you are two of the best people I have ever known. You are loved by many. Peace and prayers to family and friends. πŸ™πŸ™

Margaret Collette

February 4, 2021

God Bless Aunt Bunny and Uncle Freddy~ I was so truly blessed to have them as my God parents; two of the most loving, giving, caring and selfless people I knew. They were always so happy to see you and share a cup of tea, a friendly visit and joyful laughter and smiles... May you both rest in eternal peace and love together again; surrounded by all those who have passed before you. β€οΈπŸ˜‡πŸ™βŒβ­•οΈ
Always and Forever,
Peggy

Mary Ellen Bedell-Harrison

February 4, 2021

Dear Jim, Sandra and family
I am so sorry for your loss. Bunny was a beautiful lady inside and out. She would love to tell me that she used to be a red head with lots of freckles and wondered what happened to both. I will miss her dearly. She will hold a very special place in my heart. Now she is with her beloved Freddie. Together again.
I love you Bunny.
Mary Ellen, Tom and Brandon

Leslie Jamison

February 3, 2021

Jim and family, My condolences. I know Bunny is happy now she is with her Freddie!! I will remember her,” Well my God, β€œshe always said to me!! Love you Bunny ❀️ Leslie

Pamela Packard

February 3, 2021

Dear Jim, Sandra and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. It was a joy being a caretaker for Bunny. She enriched my life in so many ways. She was so sweet and always thought of others before herself. I will miss her so much, she will always hold a special place in my heart. Dear Bunny, rest in peace with Freddie, together again.
Love you always, Pam

Jerry Godin

February 3, 2021

James
I thoght you might like this photo of your parents with your aunts & uncles

Jerry Godin

Heather Manzer

February 3, 2021

Ohh, Bunny. You and Fred both were a big part of my everyday. I always enjoyed your stories and insight. You will be greatly missed 🀍

Helene TARDIFF

February 3, 2021

Bunny your with you Freddie again fly high with the angels say hi to of our heavenly family and friends ..you will be missed by many our deepest sympathies to the family ...Monique Helene & Dave Nadeau

Lisa King

February 3, 2021

Jim and Sandra,
Please except my sincere condolences for your mom. This is such a difficult time. She was a strong proud lady. You are such a great son and daughter and in law!
My heart goes out to you both.
Lisa King

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