Obituary for Bernice M. LaMontagne (Dyer)
Bernice M. "Bunny" LaMontagne ~ age 104, formerly of Pleasant Hill Road, entered into eternity with her Savior, loving family and dog Shylah at her side on Saturday Feb.3, 2018 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Long Term Care at Glenridge Drive. Born in 1913 in Sheridan, Maine she would have celebrated her 105th birthday on March 7th. She was a member of St. Michael Parish.
Bunny moved to her beloved home on "Pleasant Hill" as a child with her parents Fred & Rosa (Loubier) Dyer and four siblings, where she lived a wonderful life as a devoted wife, mother, sister, cousin, aunt, generous neighbor, friend, and caregiver ~ especially to many other children, some raised in her home who she loved dearly and remained close to throughout her life. Her amazing memory remained rich with stories of "the County" and the olden days, when she and her husband Alfred & only son Reynold settled in the farmhouse next door to her parents ~ experiences which she loved to reminisce about and share. Bunny & Al were married nearly 62 years, faithfully together and often found sitting on the couch holding hands, enjoying their yard, or sipping ginger ale out on the porch. Bunny's older sister Tine lived with her before passing just prior to her 100th birthday, and Bunny's strong resiliency enabled her to remain at home mostly independently until she was nearly 101. Being a homemaker, tending to her flower gardens, feeding the birds & her favorite cardinals, and enjoying good company was always her humble heaven here on earth.
Bunny was predeceased by her husband Alfred LaMontagne on March 11, 1996; sisters Celestine LaChance and Dorothy Choate, and brothers Percy Dyer and Roger Dyer, and nephew Stephen Dyer.
She is survived by her son Reynold and his wife Marcia (LaBonte) LaMontagne of Augusta, ME; two grandchildren, Lisa M. LaMontagne of Augusta, ME, and Mark J. LaMontagne of Jacksonville, FL and his wife Michelle and great-grandchildren Kevin and Anna; nieces: Rosalie Morris, Janice Raymond, Carla Doe, Lucille Pinkham, and Ann Daniels; nephews: Paul Choate and George LaMontagne, along with several more nieces, nephews, grands and great-grands, cousins, dear friends and special neighbors.
At her request there will be no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday February 10th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta, ME. Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manchester. Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, Maine. We are deeply grateful to the wonderful nurses and staff of The Valley at Glenridge, who provided such compassionate care in Bunny's last days with us, including the Gardiner Hospice Team & especially Jim B. If wishing to donate in her memory, contributions may be sent to MaineGeneral Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.