EAST BROOKFIELD: Bernice M. (Connor) Dembkowski, 91, died peacefully on Monday, August 20th.
She was the wife of Michael F. Dembkowski who died in 1998. She leaves her son Michael F. Dembkowski and his wife Debra of E. Brookfield, her daughter Deborah A. Kowal and her husband Stephen of Charlton, a sister Jean Jette of Charlton, grandchildren; Marci Sakowski and her husband Ron of E. Brookfield, Michael Dembkowski Jr. of E. Brookfield, Michael Kowal of No. Arlington, N.J., Krysta Kowal of Worcester and Tiffany Ponte and her husband Mark of Spencer, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings Alma, Virginia, Vivian, Shirley, Irene, Raymond and Robert.
Born in Auburn, she was the daughter of George and Louise (Trudell) Connor and lived in E. Brookfield since 1956.
Bernice was an office supervisor at the former Chess King Corp. in Worcester for 21 years, retiring in 1992. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
A Funeral Mass for Bernice will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, No. Brookfield Rd., E. Brookfield. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. J.HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer is directing arrangements for the family. www.morinfuneralhomes.com