Anita Babineau Bernier, 86

Apr 22, 2019

Anita Babineau Bernier, 86, of Rochester passed away on Friday, April 19.  She was the wife of Conrad “Slim” Bernier and the daughter of the late Edward Babineau and late Judith (Babineau) Babineau. She was preceded by her brother, Edmour Babineau and his wife, Beatrice.

Anita was born in New Bedford and lived most of her life in nearby Rochester.  She was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School where she was a cheerleader. She met her husband, Conrad, through mutual friends and married April 21,1956. She enjoyed quilting, tole painting, and European travel. Anita was gregarious, nurturing lifelong relationships with both family and friends. Civic-minded, she gave back to her community by serving as a Girl Scout Leader, and as a volunteer for the Rochester Women’s Club, Historical Society, the St. Rose of Lima Quilty Bees, French Club, German Club and the Rochester Council on Aging.

Survivors include her husband, Conrad “Slim” Bernier; two brothers, Leonard Babineau and his wife Francine; Gerard Babineau and his wife, Joan; children, Judith Brandau and her husband, Jeffrey; John Bernier and his wife Lynn; Janet Cote and her husband, Rick; Edward Bernier and his wife, Karen; and Steven Bernier and his wife Julie. 

Anita was grandmother to Aimee Rock, Danielle Ayala, Andrew Bernier, John Bernier, Lauren Bernier, Steven Cote, Christopher Bernier, Devin Cote, Emma Bernier and Emily Bernier. She is remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews.  

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday morning at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rochester at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Rochester Council on Aging. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Lane, Rochester, MA.