Madeleine A. Berard Peltier, 92, passed away at her home in Vincent, Ohio, with husband, Don, and Caregiver, Brenda Boone, at her side, on Dec. 13, 2013.
Madeleine was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Quebec, Canada, to the late Ulric and Zephrine Angers Berard. She was one of 12 children.
Her family moved to Shoreham, Vt., in 1927, where she would meet and marry Don J. Peltier on Sept. 26, 1942, at St. Genevieve Church. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary there 11 years ago. Don survives the love of his life after 71 years of marriage.
Madeleine was preceded in death by their two sons, Raymond D. Peltier in 1982 in Fremont, Ohio, and James D. Peltier in 2005 in Vienna, W.Va.; her parents and siblings, Simone Parent, Ollivette O'Brien, John Berard and Rene' Berard and baby brother Henry; and brothers-in-law, Paul Parent, Paul Rivers and Bill O'Brien.
She is survived also by her sister, Marie Rivers of North Carolina; brothers, Adrien Berard of North Carolina, Roland (Clairette) Berard of Vermont, Edouard Berard of Maryland, Raymond (Jackie) Berard of Vermont and Larry Berard of Vermont; sister-in-law, June Berard; as well as Don's family. Madeleine is also survived by her beloved grandson, Darren Peltier and his fiance of Carlisle, Ky.; granddaughter, Michelle Chevez; great-granddaughter, Sarah Chevez; as well as many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
The Catholic Church, her husband and her sons were her greatest loves. She was a wonderful cook, a beautiful seamstress and avid reader. When her blindness prevented reading, she listened to many audio books.
Madeleine had worked hand and hand with her husband in his business, as his business manager for more than 27 years before their retirement and move to Vincent, Ohio. They moved many times during their marriage, each time to grow the business.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Little Hocking. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
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