LEWISTON – A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Bertha Bardier was celebrated Monday by the Rev. Nathan March at Holy Family Church after prayers at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home. At the beginning of Mass, Bertha’s great nieces, Jade and Liza Sirois, placed the burial pall on their aunt’s casket which represented her baptism into a new life. The prayer of the faithful was proclaimed by great niece, Kelli Aiken. The offertory was brought to the altar by Bertha’s niece, Ginette Gladu and her husband, Robert. “Amazing Grace” was sung by Bertha’s great-niece, Alison Traynor. Words of remembrance were shared by Bertha’s niece, Sue Pray. After a procession to St. Peter’s Cemetery, committal prayers were recited by Father March. Pallbearers were David Sirois,Timothy, Ryan and Christopher Traynor, Ronald Laberge and Brian Flynn Jr. At the conclusion of services all were invited to a reception of fellowship at Marco’s Restaurant in Lewiston.

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