ATHOL- Richard P. "Dick" Bernier, 76, of Froman Street, died late Wednesday evening, August 25, 2021 at home following an illness with loved ones at his side.
Born in Gardner on October 1, 1944, he was the son of Joseph and Mae (Buckly) Bernier and grew up in Gardner.
Richard was married to Priscilla (Jean) on November 30, 1968 and they have enjoyed over 52 years of marriage.
Richard worked as a supervisor at Geo. Bent, as well as Nichols & Stone and Moduform, all of Gardner.
An avid golfer, Richard was a long time member of the Gardner Municipal Golf Course and enjoyed watching golf tournaments as well. He was also a member of the Napoleon Club of Gardner.
Richard enjoyed caring for his yard and going out to eat at restaurants.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla Bernier of Athol; his children, Sherry Adams (John Peeler) of Athol, Richard Bernier of Orange and Christina Bernier (always family). He also leaves behind grandchildren, Ashley Adams and Victoria Adams, both of Athol; a brother, Joseph Bernier of North Carolina; sister in law, Linda O’Brien of Tamarac, Florida; brothers in law, Brian Rich of Templeton and Roland Jean (Rita) of Wendell; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Richard was predeceased by sisters, Naomi Ferris, Shirley Plouffe, Elizabeth Cariglia and Linda Rich, as well as a brother in law, Thomas O’Brien of Tamarac, Florida and father in law, Leopold Jean.
Calling hours will be held on September 11, 2021 from 9:30- 11 a.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.
A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. David Massey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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