AUBURN — Richard G. Bernier, 72, of Poland, died Monday, Feb. 6, at the Hospice House.

He was born in Brunswick, Feb. 15, 1939, the son of Geoffrey and Mable Eastman Bernier. He was a graduate of Freeport High School. Richard worked for Pitney Bowes as a service representative and eventually retired from there. In 1988, he married Lorraine Demers Cote. He enjoyed collecting toy trains and old radios and would restore them.

Richard is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Poland; a daughter, Rhoda Parker and her husband, Trevor, of Hilo, Hawaii; a son, Aaron Bernier and his wife, Vanessa, of Gray; two stepsons, Kevin Cote of Lewiston and Matthew Cote of Auburn; one stepdaughter, Rebecca Libby of Mechanic Falls; one sister, Nancy Volk of Palm Desert, Calif.; one brother, Joseph Bernier and his wife, Ivy, of Freeport; one stepsister, Carol Condon and her husband, David, of Arizona; 17 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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