Bernadette L'Ecuyer, 91, of Haddam, died Nov. 9, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital.
She was born June 29, 1929, at Delta, Utah, to Francis and Agnes (Nutsch) Reedy. She grew up in the Washington County area.
On October 10, 1951, Bernadette was united in marriage to John H. L’Ecuyer at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. They settled in the Haddam area, after he left the Army, and lived on the farm for their 49 years together.
Bernadette was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church. She belonged to the Altar Society, volunteered at Hearts and Things and loved to do embroidery. She was strong in her faith and daily prayed the Rosary.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John in 2000; daughters, Monica Dusin, Juliana Bell; son, Michael L’Ecuyer; and siblings, Phyllis James, Leonard Reedy and Clifford Reedy.
Survivors include sons, Daniel (Deanna) L’Ecuyer, Morrowville, Francis “Shorty” (Christine) L’Ecuyer, Haddam, Reginald L’Ecuyer, Colwich, Mark (Renee) L’Ecuyer, Columbia, S.C.; daughters, Christina L’Ecuyer, Washington, Margaret L’Ecuyer, Beatrice, Paula L’Ecuyer, Washington, DC, Susan L’Ecuyer, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago, Victoria L’Ecuyer, Wamego; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 14 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Father Joseph Kieffer officiated. Sheila Ouellette was organist and the congregation sang “On Eagles Wings,” “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Lord.”
Pallbearers were Timothy Dusin, Darian Dusin, Damon Dusin, Jarrod Dusin, Nicholas L’Ecuyer and Hayden L’Ecuyer.
Burial was in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery north of Morrowville.
A memorial fund is established to the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery Fund. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
Washington County News • Nov. 19, 2020