Beryl Marie Chard, 91, of Burlington left this world on Nov. 29, 2021. Beryl was born on Oct. 6, 1930 to parents Alphonse Dube and Corinne (Legere) Dube. Beryl attended St. Ann’s school and Bristol High school graduating with the class of 1948. Shortly thereafter, she married the love of her life and husband of 72 years Frederick J. Chard, Jr.
Aside from being a dedicated Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Beryl managed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Bristol VNA, St. Gregory’s Church Rosary Society, and the Burlington Library Board of Directors for many years. She used her Secretarial and Bookkeeping skills to enhance the family business (F. J. Chard & Son, Inc.) for over 40 years. It was her kind and compassionate interaction with customers, employees and business associates that will be missed most.
We will miss her wit, sense of humor, infectious laugh and unselfish love. Watching the New York Giants and all things UConn Huskies will never be the same. She taught us by example about faith in God and putting others’ needs ahead of your own. She was a good listener, a comforting soul to many and had a quiet strength that you could always lean on. She definitely knew how to make us laugh and her timing was impeccable.
Beryl is predeceased by her son Frederick J. Chard, III, and sisters, Bertha Lester and Arlene Dobbins. Besides her husband, she leaves her daughters Donna Gaski and husband Peter of Burlington, Mary Ellen Paul and husband Ronald of Burlington and her son James Chard and wife Cheryl of Burlington. She will be missed by her seven grandchildren (Jennifer Luoni, Robert Paul, Stephanie Gaski, Adam Gaski, Ashley Dinella, Derek Chard and Frederick J. Chard, IV), seven great grandchildren (Sophia Luoni, Samantha Luoni, Carson Gaski, Caleb Gaski, Frederick J. Chard, V, Luca Dinella and Luna Gaski Hernandez), nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Monday (Dec. 6, 2021) at 10 a.m. from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
Family and friends are invited to call at Funk Funeral Home on Sunday (Dec. 5, 2021) between 2 and 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( www.stjude.org ). To visit Beryl’s memorial website please visit www.FunkFuneralHome.com