She leaves her daughter Sandra Beavan and her husband, Robert, of Oxford, 3 sons: Kenneth Ziemski, Edward Ziemski,; Mark Ziemski all of Southbridge; a sister Dorothy Morin of Charlton; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
She was predeceased by her 2 sisters: Eleanor Lachapelle and Vivian Barnes.
Bernice was born in Charlton the daughter of H. George Barnes and Bertha (Fitts) Barnes and lived in the area all her life.
She graduated from Charlton High School.
She worked for All Seasons food for many years.
Bernice was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed reading. She loved spending time with family.
Her funeral will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 9, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge. Burial will follow at West Ridge Cemetery, Charlton.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be 6:00PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St. Southbridge, MA 01550.