Bernardene's Story

ISLAND FALLS - Bernardene B. Brannen, 62, of Island Falls, died at her home September 4th 2015 with her family at her side. She was born March 17th, 1953 in Meriden, Conn. the daughter Bernard and Mildred (Crane) Tarr.

She retired from national stage after 36 years.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Keith Brannen of Island Falls, and four siblings, Elizabeth and Perry Austin of Florida, Leigh and Barbara Tarr of Oakfield, Jane and her husband Gerald Ireland of New Limerick and William Tarr and Laurie Landry of Amity. She's also survived by a brother-in-law Kilburn and Danelle Brannen of Oakfield and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her parents and three sisters Mildred, Brenda and Janet.

Friends may call 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday September 8th at Bowers Funeral Home Island Falls and a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday September 9th at the Dyer Brook Community Church with the Reverend Andy Harthorne officiating. interment will be in the Oakfield Cemetery.for and online guest book please visit
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