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Donna L. Smith Bernard

Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Death 21 Sep 2009 (aged 67)
Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Burial East Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 70623795 · View Source
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AUBURN – Donna L. Bernard, 67, of Andover and Englewood, FL, died peacefully on September 21, 2009 at the Hospice House in Auburn with her family by her side. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May of 2008.

She was born in Lewiston on Jan 3, 1942, the daughter of Charles and Pauline (Harrington) Smith. She was the second of two children. She was educated in Bethel and was a graduate of Gould Academy.

She was a stay at home mom for several years raising four daughters and was later employed at Tri County Mental Health in Rumford as a receptionist, a job she proudly held for 30 years.

She was an active retiree and enjoyed traveling, camping, bowling, clogging, and line dancing. She bowled on Rumford leagues for many years and was a member of the Scoggin' Cloggers, performing at area facilities and events. She camped for several years at South Arm Campground and loved to go boating on Richardson Lake with her husband, friends and family.

She was a lover of music and was a consummate social butterfly, always the life of the party. She was a karaoke queen and often hosted karaoke parties at her home in Englewood, FL in the company of beloved friends. She truly had too many friends to count and was loved by everyone she met here in Maine and Florida. She loved to socialize and entertain.

In a third grade essay she wrote, "I like everyone and hope everyone likes me." Simply put, that is who she was. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be missed more that words can ever express, and our memories of her will forever be kept close in all of our hearts.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, James Bernard of Andover and Englewood FL; her four daughters, Julie Martin and her partner, Debbie Lands of Auburn, Jackie Thibeau and her husband, Bruce, of Bridgton, Jeri Manson and her partner, Glenda Fox of Key West, FL., Janet Jeselskis and her husband, Richard, of Cudjoe Key, Fl; four grandchildren, Katie, Tyler, Nicole and Megan; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kobe; her brother, Gary Smith of Freeport; two step-sisters, Lisa Saxton and her husband, Brian, of Michigan, Michele Sanzari and her husband Vincent and their two children, Michael and Nicholas of Falmouth.

She was predeceased by her father in 1995 and her mother in 2006.

The family would like to express their immense gratitude to the staff of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice at the Hospice House for their caring and kindness.

A graveside service will be held at the East Bethel Cemetery on Intervale Road in East Bethel at 11 a.m. Sunday with Rev. Jane Rich officiating. A celebration of Donna's life will follow at the Alder River Grange, 1895 Intervale Rd., East Bethel. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a donation in her memory to Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice, PO Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243, or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245, or





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 70623795
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donna L. Smith Bernard (3 Jan 1942–21 Sep 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70623795, citing East Bethel Cemetery, East Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by H.Cook~Maine (contributor 47312104) .