Kenneth R. Bernard

WINSLOW – Kenneth R. Bernard, 83, of Winslow passed away on Nov. 10, 2021, in Augusta.

Ken was born in Waterville on Aug. 3, 1938, the son of George and Hilda (Clapprood) Bernard of Oakland.

He attended school at Williams High School in Oakland, graduating in 1956. After high school, Ken joined the U.S. Navy, serving a combined total of 23 years of active duty and reserve time and attaining the rank of RMC (E-7). After he was discharged, Ken went to work for an electrical contractor for nine years, having then signed on with New England Telephone; retiring in 1994.

He met the love of his life in the summer of 1962, Dorothy M. Braley of Bangor, and they soon married and enjoyed 59 years together. In 1963 they welcomed a son, Kevin G. Bernard.

Ken was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in 2021; his son, Kevin in 1986; his parents; and his sister-in-law, Glenna Bernard.

He is survived by his brother, Robert H. Bernard of Gorham, and sister-in-law, Ernestine; his brother-in-law, David Cole of Bangor; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ken was an active member of the Blessed Hope Church in Waterville. A celebration of his life will be held at the Blessed Hope Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 3.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral and Cremation Care, Fairfield where memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blessed Hope Church, P. O. Box 473, Waterville, ME 04901

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