Pawtucket Times

Priscilla Bertrand

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UXBRIDGE – PAWTUCKET, RI – Sister Priscilla Bertrand, 96, formerly of Uxbridge passed away on Thurs., May 12, 2022 in Lakeland Florida where she had been living the past 3 years.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews as well as other extended family. She was the last surviving child of 13 siblings, 5 sisters, Lea Reavill, Eva Bertrand, Gertrude Rondeau, Ellen Bertrand, and Margaret Couchon; and 7 brothers, Julien, Hervé, George, Theodore, Philias Jr., Leo, and Albert Bertrand.

Born in Pawtucket, RI on December 2, 1925 she was the daughter of Philias and Cordelia (Fournier) Bertrand Sr. and grew up in Rhode Island. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Cambridge and Aquinas Jr. College in Newton. After college, Pricilla joined the order of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart serving at the Maryvale Rest Home and the Lexington Academy of the Holy Family. Her strong faith led her to join the order and she selflessly dedicated herself serving God by helping the poor, caring and praying for the sick, and teaching children. When the order of the Grey Nuns returned to Canada she decided to stay in Mass and worked as a Mortgage Processor for the former Bank of Boston in Whitinsvil­le for many years.

Sister Priscilla was affectiona­tely called “everyone’s favorite aunt.” She always greeted people with smile on her face and was quite cheerful. She was a people person who enjoyed socializin­g and visiting her family. She also enjoyed crocheting and walking 3 times daily. She had previously been a resident of Wildwood, FL for 33 years.

Her funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 11 AM in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St., Linwood, MA. Calling hours in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge, will be held prior to Mass from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Priscilla’s memory may be made to: The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit: http://www. Jackmanfun­eralhomes.com

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