Rita L. (Bernier) Michaud, 79, of Bristol, wife of the late Joel A. Michaud, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Bristol Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Fall River, Mass. on Jan. 19, 1938, she was the youngest child of the late Wilfred and Malvina (Samson) Bernier.
Rita was a parishioner of St Anthony Church in Bristol. She loved sewing and cooking, but above all else, she loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren and family.
Rita is survived by two sons, Roger and his wife, Kyla Michaud, of Morristown, N.J. and Donald and his wife, Mary Ellen Michaud, of Bristol; two daughters, Rachel Michaud and her fiancé, Edward O. Willis, of Bristol and Diane and her husband, Mark Brooks, of Bristol; three sisters, Pauline Bernier, Claire Bedard and Cecile Fontaine; seven grandchildren, Heather and her husband, Jeffrey Arduini, Jennifer and her husband, Jeffrey Beecher, Dana and her husband, Ryan McDonnell, Stephanie and her husband, Donon Haines, Matthew Michaud, Madeleine Michaud and Jordaan DiYulio; three great-grandchildren, Cohen, Callie and Connor Beecher; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Rita was predeceased by her son, Richard Michaud; six brothers, Roger, Norman, Lucien, Fernand, Gerald and Rene Bernier; and two sisters, Bernadette Richards and Jeannette Levesque.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at 9 a.m. from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, between 5 and 8 p.m.
Visit Rita’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com .