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BERTHA M. ST. PIERRE
VAN BUREN & ST. LEONARD, N.B. ---Bertha M. St. Pierre, 87, died June 15, 2009 at an Edmundston, N.B., hospital. She was born in Van Buren, Sept. 15, 1921, the daughter of Cyril and Melina (Brudeau) Vaillancourt. Bertha was a hard worker all her life raising her family, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She loved to play Charlemagne and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Donald St. Pierre of St. Leonard, N.B.; five sons, Rosaire Rossignol, Joseph Rossignol and his wife Eileen, and Philip Rossignol, all of Van Buren; Leo Rossignol and his wife Sally of Crouseville; Marc Rossignol and his wife April of Madawaska; eight daughters, Germaine Whitten and husband Joe, Anita Donovan and husband Lloyd, all of Crouseville, Irene Whitmore and husband Philip of Buckfield, Marie Roy and husband Rosaire of Turner, Therese Langrell and husband John of Lyman, Leda Burrow and husband Eddie, Shirley Newton and husband Tony, all of Arkansas, Doris Murphy and fianc Gil Gagnon of Grand Isle; one brother, Gerard Vaillancourt of Lewiston; four step-children, Donald St. Pierre, Jr., Lynne Marquis, Sheila St. Pierre and Sandra St. Pierre; 48 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, and 11 step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Theodule Rossignol in 1976, her second husband Alphonse Clavette in 1983, one son, Aurele Rossignol in 2001, two daughters, Rita Rossignol in 1946 and Helen (Rossignol) Violette in 2006. Relatives and friends may call at the Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., from 6 to 9 PM on Wednesday and 9 AM until time of service on Thursday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday at the St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church. Committal service and interment will be in the parish cemetery. To leave on-line condolences, please visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.