OBITUARY

Joan M. Berard

February 24, 1936November 18, 2021
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Joan M. (Silva) Berard, age 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 18, 2021 in the Fall River Healthcare nursing home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Berard to whom she was married to for 45 years before his passing in 2003.

Born in Adamsville, RI a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Medeiros) Silva she was a longtime resident of Swansea.

A certified nursing assistant for many years at the Catholic Memorial Home and a caregiver for those with special needs at Southcoast HMEA, she was also a ceramics teacher. Skilled at many things, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking, playing the organ and piano as well as singing karaoke. With an entrepreneurial spirit she owned her own studio for her ceramic creations and a catering truck.

She is survived by three daughters, Joan M. Masters of Swansea, Michelle L. Burns of Franklin and Rachel A. Dias of Fall River; one son, Paul E. Berard, Jr. and his wife Cherilyn of Swansea; one sister, Nancy Langis; one brother, Richard Silva; twelve grandchildren, Christy Aiello, Nicole Aiello, Jordan Masters, Justin Coots, Nicholas Coots, Lynsey Robbie, Brittany Dias, David Dias, Paul Berard, Alexis Maltais, Anthony Maltais, and Alicia Tiberio; seven great grandchildren, Zachary and Jayden Smith, Cashton Richard, Avery Jimenez, Brody Coots, Lailah Daigle and Zharria Brodsky; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Elaine M. Berard, grandmother of the late Joshua Coots and was predeceased by fifteen siblings.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For directions and tributes, www.waring-sullivan.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Paul E. Berard, Husband
  • The late Joseph and Maria (Medeiros) Silva, Parents
  • Joan M. Masters, Daughter
  • Michelle Burns, Daughter
  • Rachel A. Dias, Daughter
  • Paul E. Berard, Jr. and his wife Cherilyn, Son
  • The late Elaine M. Berard, Daughter
  • Nancy Langis, Sister
  • Richard Silva, Brother
  • Christy Aiello, Granddaughter
  • Nicole Aiello, Granddaughter
  • Jordan Masters, Granddaughter
  • Justin Coots, Grandson
  • Nicholas Coots, Grandson
  • The late Joshua Coots, Grandson
  • Lynsey Robbie, Granddaughter
  • Brittany Dias, Granddaughter
  • David Dias, Grandson
  • Paul Berard, Grandson
  • Alexis Maltais, Granddaughter
  • Alicia Daigle, Granddaughter
  • Anthony Maltais, Grandson
  • Zachary Smith, Great Grandson
  • Jayden Smith, Great Grandson
  • Cashton Richard, Great Grandson
  • Avery Jimenez, Great Granddaughter
  • Brody Coots, Great Grandson
  • Lailah Daigle, Great Granddaughter
  • Zharria Brodsky, Great Granddaughter
  • Mrs. Berard was predeceased by fifteen siblings.
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

6 December

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest

189 Gardners Neck Road
Swansea, MA 02777

7 December

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest

189 Gardners Neck Road
Swansea, MA 02777

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Lynne Argo

November 24, 2021

She is my dearest friend’s mom. The loss you feel in your heart has no words. She enjoyed her life and loved her family to the fullest . Joan was a special lady. My deepest sympathy to the family. Love, Lynne Argo 💐

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With Love from your children,

Joan Marie, Michelle, Rachel, Elaine, and Paul

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With Love from your children,

Joan Marie, Michelle, Rachel, Elaine, and Paul

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