HOWLAND - Berthe Ringuette, 66, wife of Roger Ringuette, formerly of Lawrence, Mass., passed peacefully from our world May 18, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1945, in St. Ann, New Brunswick, the daughter of Rene and Donata (Desjardin) Tardif. Above all she loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren. Berthe loved playing bingo, baking sweets and crocheting. In addition to her husband of 49 years, Roger, she is survived by three sons, Mario, Paul and his wife, Leslie, and Kevin and his wife, Rachel; seven grandchildren, Amanda (Ringuette) Simpson and her husband, Patrick, Bobby, Michael, Julie, Alyssa, Justin and Emily Ringuette; nine siblings and their spouses, Irene Clavette and Theo, Irma Guerrette and Norman, Monique Dube and Rosaire, Mariette Tardif, Jean-Guy Tardif and Nicole, Guildo Tardif and Brigette, Guilda Morin and Richard, Anne Dube, and Mike Tardif and Brenda; and many extended family members. Family and friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Howland, with the Rev. James MaGee officiating. Per Berthe's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare of Maine. Donations may be left at the funeral home. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on May 19, 2012