Dorothy M. (Braley) Bernard

WINSLOW – Dorothy M. Bernard passed away on April 26, 2021, of complications from heart surgery, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, with her husband and family by her side.

Dorothy was born in Bangor on Dec. 20, 1936, the daughter of the late Ernest and Gladys (Hatch) Braley. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1955; and then graduated from Berkshire Christian College in 1959.

She worked full time for the City of Bangor, married Kenneth Bernard in 1962, and celebrated 59 years together. Dorothy went on to work at Mansfield Clinic Thayer Hospital, retiring in 1996, working for 33 years.

She really enjoyed working in her garden, knitting, reading, and her church and church family.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Kevin Grant Bernard who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis. Dorothy devoted her life caring for Kevin until his death in 1986. She was also predeceased by her nephew, Timothy Bernard who passed away in 1996.

Dot will be sadly missed by her husband, Kenneth R. Bernard; her sister, Ernestine Cole and her husband, David, her brother-in-law, Robert Bernard; and her nieces and nephews Deborah, Peter, Gary, Linda, Connie, Bonnie, Terrie, Rhonda, Bruce, Paul, Clayton, and Stephen.

The family sends a special thank you to Maine Medical Center, Coronary ICU doctors and nurses for their compassion and care.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 at Blessed Hope Church, 10 Pleasant St., Waterville with Pastor Michael Alix officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral and Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to

Blessed Hope Church,

P.O. Box 473,

Waterville, ME 04903-0473.

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