Bertha (Kane) Giard, 91

WEST BROOKFIELD — Bertha I. Giard, 91, of West Brookfield, formerly of Ware, died on Friday, August 3, at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center.

She leaves her Daughter, Donna J. Rossi and her husband John of East Brookfield; a son, Ronald E. Giard and his wife Chris of West Dennis; four grandchildren, John J. Rossi, Jr., Nancy A. LaMonda, Jeremey Giard, and Megan E. Rossi; five great-grandchildren, Cody La Monda, Faith LaMonda, Jocelyn LaMonda, Jamason D’Ambra, and Jasmyn D’Ambria.  She was predeceased by her husband Richard Giard, the love of her life, in 2008.

Bertha worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Ware Senior Center and enjoyed art and cooking classes.

Funeral Services for Bertha will be held privately and there are no calling hours.  Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Ware at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Berthas name to Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care, 15 Midstate Drive, Suite 215, Auburn, MA 01501.

Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St. in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.

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