Gracienne V. Bernatchez, 1913 - 2016

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Gracienne V. Bernatchez, 103, formerly of 74 7th Street, Auburn, and a resident of the Chapman House for the past 5 and a half years, died Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn. Grace was born in Auburn on May 30, 1913, the daughter of Napoleon and Marie Richard Beaudry. Educated in Auburn schools, she was employed for many years in the office of the former Hill Division of the Bates Mill, and then worked for Mechanic Savings Bank prior to her retirement. In 1941, she married Edward M. McCarthy, who passed away in 1956. In 1968 she married her second husband, Rudolph Bernatchez, who passed away in 1977. A member of the former St. Louis Church, she was also a member of New Auburn Senior Citizens and loved being a part of the New Auburn community. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne and husband Walter Hinkley of Auburn, two grandchildren, Michael Hinkley and wife Amy, and Debra Carrier and husband Michael, and three great-grandchildren, Kristen Lajoie, and Connor and Brayden Ames. Besides her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by two sisters, Colinette Roussin, and Charlotte Beaudry, and three brothers, Placide, Altheode (Bob), and Louis Beaudry. The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to everyone at the Chapman House for the special care given to Grace.

Funeral Notice

BERNATCHEZ, Gracienne, 103, of Auburn, died in Auburn on September 2, 2016. Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 11 AM, at Sacred Heart Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Chapman House Activity Fund, 41 Pleasant Street, Auburn, ME 04210. 

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