LEWISTON – A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Bertha Bardier was celebrated Monday, April 20, by the Rev. Nathan March at Holy Family Church after prayers at the Pinette and 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 nephew, Robert Gladu and his wife, Ginette. “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 the Rev. March.

Pallbearers were Robert Gladu Jr., Timothy, Ryan and Christopher Traynor, Ronald Laberge, Brian Flynn Jr. and David Sirois.

At the conclusion of services, all were invited to a reception of fellowship at Marco’s Restaurant in Lewiston.

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