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Thelma Bernard

May 12, 1927 — January 25, 2021

Thelma E. (Dye) Bernard 93 of New Bedford passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital.

She was the widow of Henry A Bernard and daughter of the late George and Sarah (Randel) Dye.

Thelma was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, England. She came to the United States as a War Bride in 1946 and remained here until her death. She was a member of the Trans-Atlantic Brides and Parents Association. She was an avid Patriots fan but mostly, an avid Tom Brady fan.
Survivors include her daughters; Carol Ann Bolton of New Bedford, Michelle A. Rioux and her husband Roger of New Bedford. Six grandchildren; George Jacques and wife Kandi of Westfield, Ma Timothy Jacques and wife Tina of Feeding Hills, Ma., Sarah Chase and husband Barry of New Bedford, Ma , Jonathan Rioux and wife Kimberly, of Acushnet MA, Bethany Backus and her husband Michael of Swansea, MA.  and Rebecca Rioux and her husband Chris Rauscher of Port Orange, FL; Eleven great-grand children: Joshua, Nicholas, Cameron, Emma, Olivia, Samantha, Jack, Benjamin, Samuel, William and Patrick.

Her funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home.

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